Show me the money

Lack of regulation has allowed political patronage to flourish in Ireland's charity sector, writes Tom McGurk.

26th January, 2014
For decades now, buckets of money have been collected across Ireland without being properly accounted for.

On Wednesday night, the Department of Justice issued a press statement in relation to the ongoing controversy at Rehab. It said: ''At the heart of this issue is the need to ensure that funds raised by charities or received from the state are dealt with efficiently and transparently, and that they are used for the benefit of the services provided by the charity."

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