Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

In 2016, parents of autistic children criticised the lack of detail provided in the charity’s accounts as well as cuts in supports

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
10th June, 2018
Chief executive of Irish Autism Action (IAA), Brian Murnane

Irish Autism Action, the charity previously fronted by former Boyzone member Keith Duffy, has claimed “negative media attention” resulted in serious financial and reputational damage to the charity.

In 2016, parents of autistic children criticised the lack of detail provided in the charity’s accounts as well as cuts in supports.

Duffy cut his ties with the charity and corporate donors withheld donations during that period. The chief executive of Irish Autism Action...

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