Monday 24 July 2017

Crisis at Goal: Anti-fraud measures did not keep pace as organisation grew too big too fast

Celine Fitzgerald, general manager of international aid charity Goal. Photo: Damien Eagers
Celine Fitzgerald, general manager of international aid charity Goal. Photo: Damien Eagers
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Under the stewardship of former chief executive Barry Andrews, Goal's operations grew at an incredible rate.

In 2014, the organisation spent €106m on aid programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central America and India.

By the following year spending had mushroomed to €198m. Much of the increase was due to the crisis in Syria and the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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