Saturday 24 February 2018

Millions for 'good causes'

Madam -- Some of the eulogies of Eilis O'Hanlon (Sunday Independent, July 15, 2012), on Mr Chuck Feeney have been well-deserved. His contribution to peace in the North comes to mind.

Chuck Feeney has given generously to Irish universities, €50m to Limerick University alone. What strings were attached to these grants? Further, his covert support for "good causes" sits uneasily with democratic demand for transparency. Definition of "good causes" can depend on one's own view.

He has given €6m to the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, €16m to Barnardos, €2m to Children's Rights Alliance, €3m to Foroige, and €2m to Gay Lesbian Equality Alliance (GLEN), etc.

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