Sunday 21 January 2018

Latest scandal is devastating, but we can't let it destroy our faith in essential charities

A delighted Shane Ross arriving for yesterday’s Cabinet, where Enda Kenny conceded a free vote on the Fatal Foetal Abnormalities Bill. Photo: Tom Burke
A delighted Shane Ross arriving for yesterday’s Cabinet, where Enda Kenny conceded a free vote on the Fatal Foetal Abnormalities Bill. Photo: Tom Burke
Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

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.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss