Latest scandal is devastating, but we can't let it destroy our faith in essential charities
It is devastating to see the already damaged Irish charity sector take another serious battering in the last week due to the allegations concerning one individual.
Barely recovered from the wounding CRC/Rehab salary top-up controversy in 2014, the sector is rocked by a new tsunami of revelations over the Console suicide charity.
Claims centring on Paul Kelly make for stomach-churning reading. The allegations that Kelly and members of his family spent hundreds of thousands of euro -donated in good faith to support those affected by suicide - on a lavish lifestyle are sensational.