Latest scandal is devastating, but we can't let it destroy our faith in essential charities
Published 06/07/2016 | 02:30
It is devastating to see the already damaged Irish charity sector take another serious battering in the last week due to the allegations concerning one individual.
Barely recovered from the wounding CRC/Rehab salary top-up controversy in 2014, the sector is rocked by a new tsunami of revelations over the Console suicide charity.
Claims centring on Paul Kelly make for stomach-churning reading. The allegations that Kelly and members of his family spent hundreds of thousands of euro -donated in good faith to support those affected by suicide - on a lavish lifestyle are sensational.