Saturday 20 January 2018

Gay-charity board member silent on cost of printing

(Stock picture)
(Stock picture)

Eilish O'Regan and Cormac McQuinn

Failed Seanad candidate Kieran Rose, who used the printing facilities of gay rights charity 'Glen' for his election literature, declined to say how much he paid back for using the printer.

'Glen' has been at the centre of controversy after it emerged the Charities Regulator is investigating allegations about financial mismanagement there.

Another issue being probed is the use of the charity's printers during Mr Rose's unsuccessful Seanad campaign last year.

A theme of his campaign - cited on his election literature - was "openness, transparency and accountability".

Mr Rose, the charity's former co-chairman, reimbursed the cost of the printing. However, last night he declined to say how much it cost and when he paid the money back. Mr Rose said he couldn't comment now but hopes to do so "fairly soon".

Questions were raised about the charity's finances by its executive director Áine Duggan who brought her concerns to the board several months ago.

Irish Independent

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