Wednesday July 8, 2020

Investigators suspect that Kelly bought horse with charity cash

A €20k eventing horse, €30k car and designer clothes are under investigation

10th July, 2016
Charity founder Paul Kelly checked out of psychiatric care in Dublin hospital on Thursday Picture: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The new management of Console has begun an investigation into whether €20,000 of the suicide prevention and bereavement counselling charity’s funds were used to acquire a high-end horse as founder Paul Kelly checks out of a psychiatric unit.

The horse appears to have been used for showjumping and eventing. A payment to purchase a car for €30,000 that was not previously identified, is also being probed.

Yesterday, it also emerged that Kelly inflated...

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