I don’t know a country where Sunday papers are as important as they are in Ireland. There are loads of them. People buy not one but several. You switch on the radio and people seem to talk about nothing else. Which is how I heard about a story, then bought the paper, and thus learned about another development.
The Chief Executive of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABII) had been in the news a few months ago when an issue about an additional salary paid to her was reported on in the news. Today, it was reported that she had resigned from the Board of the Charities Regulator – the Government ‘watchdog’ introduced to oversee the charities sector following a number of scandals. The Mail on Sunday, in true form, added a handful of other details to the story. It’s a sad state of affair and, in many ways, quite upsetting what is going on.
Surprisingly, it seems that the Government will make funding for ABII dependent on its willingness to merge with two other (unnamed) charities active in the same space as ABII. I would love to know more about these plans.
Apart from the papers – we really only looked at one paper and one article – it was a very quite day. Some friends of Pádraig who had planned a visit cancelled because they became ill. I spent most of the day in bed hoping that it would be the last day that I was feeling so sick. Really can’t wait to get better.