A sense of disbelief has pervaded the public reaction to the revelations of what has happened at the suicide charity Console, but in many ways we should not be surprised.
Financial irregularities have been exposed at Console that continued from 2012 to 2014. A HSE audit has estimated that €500,000 was spent by directors of the charity on expenses.
How could such breaches of governance have gone on for so long without intervention?
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