GOAL suffers 43pc collapse in donations
PUBLIC donations to Irish aid agency GOAL slumped by 43pc last year while its overall income tumbled by €12m.
This year the agency has been convulsed by an internal dispute that resulted in its founder and CEO John O'Shea stepping down in August.
Mr O'Shea, who established the charity in 1977, did so after a settlement was agreed by both sides.
The figures for 2011 show that the agency's income from donations and fundraising activities fell from €13.7m to €8.1m.
GOAL's annual financial statement confirms that, overall, the agency's income last year decreased by 17pc from €73.4m to €61m.