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Glen 'satisfied' there has been 'no misappropriation of funds' after issues reported to regulator

A report in this morning’s Sunday Business Post revealed that the charity is under review for irregularities regarding its finances.

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LGBT ADVOCACY GROUP the Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) has said that it is “satisfied” that nothing untoward happened with regard to its finances.

A report in this morning’s Sunday Business Post says that the group has been reported to the Charities Regulator by its own executive director Áine Duggan after she uncovered a number of issues with the group’s finances following her appointment last year.

“The board of Glen confirms that we have received a request from the Charities Regulator for information regarding the governance of the organisation,” the group said in a statement this evening.

This arises from a request to the regulator for guidance following an internal review. The process is ongoing and we will work with the regulator to implement any recommended changes in our procedures.

“The board is satisfied that all grants received have been used for the intended purpose and has no reason to suspect there has been any misappropriation of funds,” it adds.

The group confirmed that Duggan “has decided to resign her post”.

The board acknowledges the contribution to our internal review.

Glen plans to make an interim appointment as executive director following Duggan’s departure.

Among the issues under investigation, per the Sunday Business Post report, are the use of a company credit card for private purposes, poor budget management, the use of funds to support non-Glen-related political campaigns, and data protection issues.

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