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Comment #4901535 by Pt pat

Pt pat Mar 21st 2016, 1:15 AM #

Fair play to Adi Roche and Maureen Forrest, I don’t think anybody could question their commitment to helping people.

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REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000

REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000

Analysis of TheJournal.ie’s survey of 40 charitable organisations.

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    Favourite Tom Collins
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    Mar 21st 2016, 2:09 AM

    Not sure we should jump to conclusions here. I have no issue with professional people leading charitable organisations if it improves their takings for good causes. I’m sure the reason this is actually happening is that they do just that and that’s great with me

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    Favourite John B
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    Mar 21st 2016, 2:38 AM

    Actually Pat, I have the opposite view in relation in to this article. Listing her zero salary is to demonize those getting paid to run these large organizations. Fair play to Adi Roche if she can survive on fresh air, but for people living in the real world, they need salaries to pay for houses cars and children. And guess what? Running an organization with thousands of staff is a high stress high stakes job and thus to me a salary circa 100-150 is actually entirely reasonable.

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    Favourite Paul Mc
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    Mar 21st 2016, 2:44 AM

    I would agree with you on this John B depending on the turnover of the charity and if the recipient is not in receipt of any state pension or pensions from any other charity.

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    Favourite Suzie Sunshine
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    Mar 21st 2016, 2:52 AM

    Let’s be honest , I know Adi Roche is giving up her time for free and is doing a fantastic job but she and her husband are super rich people . the others don’t have millions to fall back on .

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    Favourite Kane Abel
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    Mar 21st 2016, 6:23 AM

    Yes, like the last Boss at Rehab where they were so busy running the stressful organisation and dividing all of the charitable donations out between themselves that they managed to have next to nothing left for the actual intended recipients!!!! Which one of these get rich quick schemes do you work for and how much are you paid for it?!?!?

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 21st 2016, 7:30 AM

    Daffodil day is a good little earner, but why do people wear the daffodil in the weeks and months afterwards, to get value for money out of their plastic daffodils??

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    Favourite Deborah Behan
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    Mar 21st 2016, 7:49 AM

    To show support for cancer sufferers and survivors.

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    Favourite cholly appleseed
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    Mar 21st 2016, 8:27 AM

    The two with no salarys, chernobyl and hope both just send their money overseas so they don’t require the same level of organisation as the rest. Nor a very accurate comparison

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 21st 2016, 8:34 AM

    To show support for cancer sufferers and survivors is not the point of buying one its about giving the cash, so why not just do that silently like everyone else does every other day or get a new type of badge each day

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    Favourite Antonov Merinov
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    Mar 21st 2016, 9:14 AM

    Most of these CEO’s must have come from a dairying background.
    They are very good at milking❗️

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    Favourite Irin Flynn
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    Mar 21st 2016, 11:33 AM

    Suzie I think that’s a very ignorant and unjust comment to make about Adi.No matter how much money a person has they should not be judged in a different light for all the great work she does.I wouldn’t have been one bit surprised had she been getting big figures like the other CEOs.Her heart is truly in the right place,a very kind and giving woman so I wouldn’t say anything negative about her

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    Favourite Liz Luke
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    Mar 21st 2016, 11:36 AM

    But how do they support themselves ?

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    Favourite Frank Cauldhame
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    Mar 21st 2016, 12:44 PM

    They are CEO’s of charities not Prime Ministers of countries, I’m astounded at what some of them are being paid.

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    Favourite Gareth Cooney
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    Mar 21st 2016, 7:16 PM

    From reading all the bitter comments on this article I’m surprised there isn’t more that 48 reds. There’s just no pleasing of some people.

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    Favourite Suzie Sunshine
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    Mar 21st 2016, 10:34 PM

    Irin , I think you missed the first part of my comment . I commended her on the great work she does .

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    Favourite Michael J
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    Mar 21st 2016, 10:46 PM

    I’m starting to worry about how much money actually goes towards the intended targets. CEOs and their staff and African dictators seem to be the main beneficiaries of all this goodwill.

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    Favourite Gerard McCarron
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    Mar 21st 2016, 11:34 PM

    “Running an organization with thousands of staff is a high stress high stakes job”

    Dee Ahearn, Barretstown……………………. €142,800 salary = Oversees 47 staff
    John McCormack, Irish Cancer Society…….€135,000 salary = Oversees 151 staff
    Barry Dempsey, Irish Heart Foundation…….€134,000 salary = Oversees 47 staff
    Senan Mullins, the Care Trust………………..€119,950 salary = Oversees 18 staff
    Ray Jordan, Gorta-Self Help Africa………….€112,750 salary = Oversees 98 staff

    What did you say there John, THOUSANDS of staff???

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    Favourite James Delaney
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    Mar 22nd 2016, 12:06 AM

    I’m sure CEOs have other execs to delegate to. Its not as if 100s or 1,000s report directly to them. I wonder do the number of employees inc. Volunteers ? 1,000s of emplotees seems a bit overstated.

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    Favourite Gerry Campbell
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    Mar 22nd 2016, 6:41 AM

    John, there aren’t thousands of staff between the lot of them , steady on there with your admiration overload there .

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    Favourite James Delaney
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    Mar 23rd 2016, 12:38 AM

    ENABLE IRE 1,018 – No Way – Admin overload; REHAB – 3,534 ??? – these employee may be supervised for health & safety reasons nothing more – no major HR issues arise; IWA 2;167 ??? I very much doubt it; Focus Ire 327 another overload. I definately VOLUNTEERS are inc. in Employee figures – I think many of these figures are falsified in order to justify their CEO & CEO Admirer pay packages. Abs. madness for charities to have such high numbers. Perhaps the Journal could investigate this issue & do some ‘proper filtering’.

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    Jul 2nd 2016, 10:17 PM

    How is Adi Roche super rich? I thought she and her husband were former teachers?

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    Favourite John Moylan
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    Jul 3rd 2016, 5:11 PM

    @JohnB – 100s of 1000s of people manage to survive on 35k or similar salaries. There is no job – none- least of all on that list which justifies paying themselves and lining their pockets with 4 times that amount. Absolutely disgraceful.

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    Favourite Richard Flanagan
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    Jul 4th 2016, 2:33 AM

    Yes , but it’s a question of productivity ,results ,dedication and belief in what one is doing. Personal wealth and corporate wealth is not the yardstick in this case , so the charities pot is big thats more for me is called Greed and might even be Corrupt . If 10 Euro is donated and only 1 arrives at its destination thats highway robbery .

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    Favourite Jho Harris
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    Jul 21st 2016, 12:56 PM

    So you should get a huge wage to ensure that your underlings make the volunteers work harder and that The HSE cheques arrive on time and in the case of EI that people want to buy second hand cloths. Where does this BS about hard work come from? There are hundreds of people giving up their own time working a lot harder than these greedy parasites.

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    Favourite Teri B Keane
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    Aug 14th 2016, 11:28 PM

    Adi Roche does not declare a salary – so let us do the sums for her – a lot of money is still going in – break it down…show the figures and let us see the residue …The sums tell the truth….

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