Console Charity - Are Irish charities a money making machine for their founders


effer

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People in Offaly must be very proud of this success story. Hasn't he got a lovely tan it must be from all the work related travel. What has MDHiggins to say on the matter?
 

daveL

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Incredible I agree. and to top it all he was recently granted a Rehab person of the year award, I swear, they showed Grainne Ni Seoige and one of the Corr sisters present it to him

Generally speaking I would be a defender of the PS however the HSE has serious questions to answer in respect of its vetting/auditing processes.
To be fair he's probably right up Rehab's street...
 

effer

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Just look at him, would you buy a used car from this man?[/QUO

Indeed he has that creepy leechy look one wouldn't associate with consolation. Does anybody think the guy with the dirty beard look who spoke on the TV lastnight who I think is in charge of regulation also has a look that doesn't inspire confidence?
 

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Another charity has seemingly been caught with it's Chief Executives hands in the cookie jar.

Console's CEO quits after RTÉ probe into charity - Independent.ie

This is not the first time we have been here. Rehab being the last one, and only relatively recently.

- Why are there so many Irish charities
- Why are so many charities doing the job that the state ostensibly should be doing
- Do the charities do a better job than the state
- Are the charities in fact entities that enrich their founders
- Are the bosses of charities all rich
- Why aren't the state bodies who give money to charities checking out the status of those they give the money to

EDIT:

More on charletan Paul Kelly

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

Kelly has a “history when it comes to misrepresentation and deception”

- Who autorises such a person to be a CEO of a charity
- Why is it a good idea to have many people from one family running a charity, this is not good practice
- Why did revenue give them charity status if the family relations rule was broken
-Why is the HSE internal audit taking more than a year
- What checks did the HSE do prior to giving them the money
- And of course, apart from salaries, where did the actual money go, bet that's another problem
"It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property. It is both immoral and unfair." - Oscar Wilde 1891, The Soul of Man under Socialism
 

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Will be interesting to see if these holy scumbags ever see the inside of a jail?
 

rob

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You couldn`t meet a more honest person than the accountant Jim Luby.

Going back to the OP

Money making machine for those that may be dishonest. Most charities hopefully are run for the right reasons still.
they all have CEO's with too much pay. homeless one 90 k, a drug rehab one something like 130k and 10k expenses.Drug addiction is good for some people. Most the charity shop with volunteers staff have a soft job CEO on big cash

I would not give any of them a penny. Or donate anything to the shops. if I had anything to give i would give it direct to someone who needed it
 

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What amazed me Hammer was that they were so blaze. I just started working in this organisation and from the word go they were so open about what they were doing and expecting me to go along with it like it were completely normal. Professionally, ethically and legally it was wrong and I came to the decision to leave after a discussion with the ODCE.
you worked with console?
 

rob

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I just don't understand it, ambition/drive yeah fine but to get by thrive even by taking advantage of people's misery.

I'd rather eat cardboard.
white collar kinahan
 

rob

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I was so disgusted watching this that I have decided to set up my own charity to act as a watchdog. All contributions please to my Lagos account.
I wonder would Miriam become a patron. I know she has her knockers but she would be a good front for it. Genuinely!
as soon as i get the money from that Nigerian CEO who needs my help to move billions i will share my good fortune with you. i have to wait till the microsoft guy who phoned helps me fix the pc
 

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The Charity Industry in this State is riddled with chancers IMO

- and some brilliant people too it must said

But the light touch regulation

- has to come to an end.....
 

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they all have CEO's with too much pay. homeless one 90 k, a drug rehab one something like 130k and 10k expenses.Drug addiction is good for some people. Most the charity shop with volunteers staff have a soft job CEO on big cash

I would not give any of them a penny. Or donate anything to the shops. if I had anything to give i would give it direct to someone who needed it
The hse didn't exactly cover themselves in glory either. ..claiming they had no choice but to increase their funding despite all the issues with the organisation. ..no choice apparently. ..rather than provide the service themselves

Recommend everyone to watch the programme ...the highlight is the people of the year award 2014..
 
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