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Comment #5222356 by JoseMacPhisto

JoseMacPhisto Jun 29th 2016, 5:13 AM #

As someone who used to volunteer for Console I am particularly disgusted at this. The counsellors whom I worked alongside were professionals, and relied on the wage as their only income. But this wage was irregularly payed to say the least, and things were always very tight within the service.

That Paul Kelly was earning that amount of money in the first place, before abusing his position to sequester half a million between him and his family, leaves me virtually speechless, and wholly indignant.

Worst off, it’s a terrible advert for a wonderful charity for whom people contribute an extraordinary amount of help and goodwill to people facing one of the most difficult situations imaginable. I hope people here won’t tarnish the charity by association.

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

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

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

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