Kelly is not the only culprit - HSE and Government are to blame for Console too
Mud all over the charity world. Wasn't that sector hosed off and put to rights? If only. And so deja vu unfolds yet again for a public whose trust continues to be not just abused but given the punchbag treatment.
Between the wind-down of Console, whose serial liar chief executive used its funds as a personal cash machine, and revelations about €2m in payments at St John of God's, the charity world spectacularly fails to cover itself in glory.
And let's not forget the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), where we learn an accidental overpayment to former chief executive Paul Kiely cannot be recouped from his €741,000 severance package - that's more than 20 years of wages to average earners. Legal advice indicates it would cost too much to pursue the money.