Tuesday March 31, 2020

Console used Belfast priest’s name to secure Lottery grant

Fr Aidan Troy's name was misused to obtain €100,000

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
10th July, 2016
Holy Cross priest Fr Aidan Troy whose name was misused by Console founder Paul Kelly Pic: RollingNews.ie

Console founder Paul Kelly misused the name of Holy Cross priest Fr Aidan Troy to help obtain a €100,000 National Lottery grant.

Troy made worldwide headlines for escorting a group of Catholic children to school through vicious loyalist protests in the Ardoyne area of Belfast for three months in 2001.

But he was named in a Console application for a National Lottery grant as part of the charity’s “board of management and patrons” in 2005....

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