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Charity staff receiving hate mail says founder of Bóthar

Pete Ireton says that the ongoing problems at the CRC are affecting all charities.

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PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN Irish charities has been shaken by the ongoing scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic.

That is the opinion of the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful charities, Bóthar.

Speaking this morning on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Pete Ireton said that donations to the charity had fallen and some charities had received hate mail and phone calls.

Ireton said that donations had been affected by the recession, but that the revelations that CRC staff had been paid “top-ups” from charity funds had compounded the issue.

He said that the CRC issue was a “disgrace”, adding that all charities were being branded by the actions of staff at the CRC.

The CRC disgrace is tarring us all with the same brush.

He said that supporters of charities should question where their money goes, adding that the money raised by Bóthar goes “100 per cent into the field”.

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