Sunday February 23, 2020

Report slams Console boss Kelly for ‘deliberate abuse’ of charity funds

Charity’s liquidator finds credit card bills of almost €500,000 included charges for groceries, clothes and foreign trips

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

18th February, 2018
Paul Kelly, former chief executive of Console; Pic: Feargal Ward

It was set up as a suicide prevention and bereavement charity, before collapsing two years ago amid allegations of massive financial mismanagement and the diversion of charity funds for personal expenditure.

Now a new report by the liquidator of Console has shed new light on the activities of the charity and its former chief executive, Paul Kelly.

The report, by accountant Tom Murray, has been sent to the state’s corporate watchdog, and follows a year-long...

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