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Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering
# Patricia Kelly
# Patricia Kelly

Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering

Oct 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 39,694 Views 0 Comments

Kelly is the widow of the suicide prevention charity’s former chief executive Paul Kelly, who died earlier this year.

Console charity co-founder to face 'lengthy and complex' trial
# Court
# Court

Console charity co-founder to face 'lengthy and complex' trial

Jul 17th 2020, 8:03 PM 27,090 Views 0 Comments

Patricia Kelly is accused of two counts of fraudulent trading

Wife of Console founder to stand trial accused of fraudulent trading and concealing crime proceeds
# Court
# Court

Wife of Console founder to stand trial accused of fraudulent trading and concealing crime proceeds

Mar 6th 2020, 9:51 PM 35,030 Views 0 Comments

Former chief executive of Console Paul Kelly took his own life on 9 February last.

Former Console CEO Paul Kelly found dead at Kildare home
# Clane
# Clane

Former Console CEO Paul Kelly found dead at Kildare home

Feb 11th 2020, 9:42 AM 96,048 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

Aug 11th 2017, 10:46 AM 23,520 Views 0 Comments

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM 10,997 Views 6 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

Staff at liquidated charity Console still haven't been paid and it looks like they never will be
# Moral Responsibility
# Moral Responsibility

Staff at liquidated charity Console still haven't been paid and it looks like they never will be

Apr 13th 2017, 2:46 PM 12,859 Views 0 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee said there was a “moral responsibility” to pay these workers.

Sister of Paul Kelly officially removed from legal actions against former charity Console
# Console
# Console

Sister of Paul Kelly officially removed from legal actions against former charity Console

Feb 7th 2017, 9:09 PM 15,107 Views 0 Comments

The High Court has accepted that Joan McKenna had no involvement in the running of the now wound-up suicide charity.

Meeting with Paul and Patricia Kelly 'not sufficient to address all the liquidator's questions'
# Console
# Console

Meeting with Paul and Patricia Kelly 'not sufficient to address all the liquidator's questions'

Jul 28th 2016, 3:26 PM 17,743 Views 0 Comments

A computer required to generate a P45 for Paul Kelly so he can claim social welfare has been provided to the liquidator of Console.

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

Jul 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 534 Views 63 Comments

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'
# Console
# Console

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

Jul 23rd 2016, 6:32 PM 14,204 Views 0 Comments

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

Banking account of Paul Kelly unfrozen to allow him claim social welfare
# Console
# Console

Banking account of Paul Kelly unfrozen to allow him claim social welfare

Jul 19th 2016, 3:17 PM 30,951 Views 0 Comments

A second savings account remains frozen until the Kellys can prove the funds contained therein are theirs and not Console’s.

HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports
# Console
# Console

HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports

Jul 15th 2016, 11:08 AM 19,478 Views 0 Comments

The HSE has come under extreme pressure over the Console controversy.

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services
# Console
# Console

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services

Jul 14th 2016, 5:25 PM 23,921 Views 0 Comments

All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.

Nintendo is bringing its classic console back for the modern generation
# Nostalgia Alert
# Nostalgia Alert

Nintendo is bringing its classic console back for the modern generation

Jul 14th 2016, 4:09 PM 20,574 Views 54 Comments

The NES is making a return and it’s small enough to fit in your hand.

“This is not an organisation that we controlled" - HSE defends its record after Console controversy
# Suicide Charity
# Suicide Charity

“This is not an organisation that we controlled" - HSE defends its record after Console controversy

Jul 13th 2016, 2:02 PM 9,636 Views 0 Comments

Director general Tony O’Brien said that the HSE had contingency plans in place should the charity fold.

Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week
# Delay
# Delay

Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week

Jul 12th 2016, 11:20 AM 20,036 Views 0 Comments

Kelly, his wife Patricia, and son Tim have filed three affidavits which counsel for Console has asked for more time to consider.

Full list of Kelly family assets to be handed over after weekend of fresh Console revelations
# Console
# Console

Full list of Kelly family assets to be handed over after weekend of fresh Console revelations

Jul 11th 2016, 12:37 PM 27,088 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that it had investigated claims made about Paul Kelly in 2011.

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console
# Charity
# Charity

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Jul 8th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,533 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

Suicide charity Console to be wound down
# Funding
# Funding

Suicide charity Console to be wound down

Jul 7th 2016, 3:16 PM 38,637 Views 104 Comments

Staff are being briefed this afternoon.

Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups
# Charities
# Charities

Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups

Jul 7th 2016, 3:12 PM 22,489 Views 42 Comments

The parents said they feel betrayed that these payments were made while the school suffered cuts.

Government gives regulator extra powers to investigate charities in the wake of Console scandal
# Part Four
# Part Four

Government gives regulator extra powers to investigate charities in the wake of Console scandal

Jul 6th 2016, 9:00 AM 9,447 Views 0 Comments

The Tánaiste signed a commencement order for the powers yesterday.

Order granted to freeze all assets of former Console CEO and wife
# Console
# Console

Order granted to freeze all assets of former Console CEO and wife

Jul 5th 2016, 3:49 PM 44,249 Views 0 Comments

Tim Kelly, son of Paul and Patricia, has been added to and made subject to all injunctive orders obtained by Console.

Number of Console staff withdraw resignations they handed in after controversy
# Lord Mayor
# Lord Mayor

Number of Console staff withdraw resignations they handed in after controversy

Jul 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 24,940 Views 76 Comments

It’s feared the revelations about Console will have a negative impact on donations to charities.

Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed
# Court Order
# Court Order

Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed

Jul 4th 2016, 8:43 PM 33,802 Views 49 Comments

David Hall was granted permission to enter the unit by Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan this afternoon.

Harris to meet HSE over "harrowing" Console audit
# Console
# Console

Harris to meet HSE over "harrowing" Console audit

Jul 4th 2016, 7:18 AM 12,188 Views 0 Comments

Harris has said the HSE Console audit is ”a harrowing read”.

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
# Cars And Computers
# Cars And Computers

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

Jul 2nd 2016, 6:48 PM 23,947 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services
# Opinion
# Opinion

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services

Jul 1st 2016, 3:00 PM 260 Views 23 Comments

David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.

Paul Kelly is being asked to give back his People of the Year award
# Hand It Over
# Hand It Over

Paul Kelly is being asked to give back his People of the Year award

Jul 1st 2016, 2:53 PM 29,505 Views 62 Comments

The former CEO of Console has been asked to return the award which he won in 2014 following recent allegations of wrong-doing at the charity.

Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity?

Jul 1st 2016, 10:19 AM 22,536 Views 71 Comments

Have the allegations made you think twice about donating – or where you donate to?

Father of Donal Walsh says he's 'shocked and deflated' by Console revelations
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Father of Donal Walsh says he's 'shocked and deflated' by Console revelations

Jul 1st 2016, 9:58 AM 24,873 Views 33 Comments

Fionnbar Walsh defended the work being done by the charity’s employees.

Five new trustees appointed to Console board
# Console
# Console

Five new trustees appointed to Console board

Jun 30th 2016, 4:31 PM 18,018 Views 54 Comments

The fallout from the alleged financial misconduct at the suicide prevention charity continues.

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald
# Investigation
# Investigation

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald

Jun 30th 2016, 9:39 AM 24,451 Views 89 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.

'My blood was boiling' - Restaurateur Derry Clarke among those to react to Console revelations
# Disgusted
# Disgusted

'My blood was boiling' - Restaurateur Derry Clarke among those to react to Console revelations

Jun 29th 2016, 4:19 PM 55,137 Views 83 Comments

Several people have reacted with anger and dismay at the suicide charity malpractices.

Here's what almost half a million euro from 11 Console credit cards was spent on
# Audit
# Audit

Here's what almost half a million euro from 11 Console credit cards was spent on

Jun 28th 2016, 10:15 PM 111,132 Views 194 Comments

Foreign trips, designer clothes and cash withdrawals totalling €83,484 make up just part of the spend.

Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'
# Broken Trust
# Broken Trust

Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'

Jun 28th 2016, 4:19 PM 22,911 Views 49 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the charity regulator is seeking assurances robust governance is in place.

"I actually feel physically sick" - Console service users hit out at charity management
# Reaction
# Reaction

"I actually feel physically sick" - Console service users hit out at charity management

Jun 24th 2016, 4:56 PM 22,302 Views 26 Comments

Fundraisers said that that they had been let down by Console.

CEO of suicide charity Console resigns as "history of deception" is revealed
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

CEO of suicide charity Console resigns as "history of deception" is revealed

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:28 PM 59,463 Views 103 Comments

The alleged bizarre financial practices of the charity were the subject of a RTÉ Investigations Unit special screened tonight.

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