Thursday 26 April 2018

Daniel McConnell: Time for divisive founder to move on

Troubled charity is paying the price of one man wielding too much power, says Daniel McConnell

Last Friday morning, in High Court number three in the Four Courts building, it appeared a truce had been agreed between Irish charity Goal and its controversial chief executive John O'Shea.

Goal chairman Pat O'Mahony and other board members were in court, but Mr O'Shea was not.

The hearing arose because Mr O'Shea had claimed there had been a "concerted effort" to remove him as CEO of Goal. "False and concocted" allegations of bullying were being readied against him by senior staff in Goal, he insisted.

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