Friday July 10, 2020

Reality Check: How Console's Paul Kelly lived a lie for years

When the bottom finally fell out of Kelly's story, the end came with incredible speed

10th July, 2016
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Disgraced charity boss Paul Kelly, who posed as a doctor and a priest before founding Console in 2002 Picture: Feargal Ward

On the evening of Wednesday, June 22, the night before RTÉ’s Prime Time blew the lid on suicide charity Console, Paul Kelly was anxious and on edge. While Ireland were playing Italy in the European Championship in Lille, the charity boss and his wife Patricia were at home in Clane. As the game concluded with Robbie Brady’s late winning goal, Kelly too realised that things were coming to an end.

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