Friday 20 October 2017

Shane Ross: More charitable misdeeds will blight the nation

Shane Ross on the 'awful reality' behind the misuse of charitable funds

Paul Kiely, formerly of the Central Remedial Clinic, pictured with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Paul Kiely, formerly of the Central Remedial Clinic, pictured with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Shane Ross

PERHAPS Paul Kiely, the big beast from the Central Remedial Clinic, was watching Friday's Late Late, Toy Show. Kiely earned €236,000 last year for looking after the needs of disabled kids. If he caught the programme, he would have seen eight-year-old Domhnall O Confhoala from Galway enjoying a moment of happiness.

Domhnall's hero, soccer star Robbie Keane, appeared on stage from nowhere to make Domhnall's day. Earlier on, 10-year-old Mary Gormley from Tyrone, currently recovering from leukaemia, celebrated with her own long-cherished ambition to join Ryan Tubridy on the show.

Robbie Keane charged nothing. The Irish captain proved that you can do a great deal for the children of Ireland, healthy or not, without plundering the treasury. No doubt the message would have been lost on Kiely.

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