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Old 26-06-2016, 05:40 PM
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This guy was before the courts for falsely representing himself as a doctor years ago.
How come a charity would then employ him ?
Didn't he also set up his own "Church" and refer to himself as "Brother"?
With regard to employing him, I believe he founded the charity after his sister died so he'd have had free reign.
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Old 28-06-2016, 09:36 PM
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Paul Kelly has claimed he hasn't resigned according to the guy who did the prime time investigation, he the investigation guy was on prime time tonight discussing the situation said over a three year period thousands was spent on expenses for trips Worldwide, designer clothes, use of expensive cars, the wife paid herself €67,000 Kellys brother was taking home £600 per week, Paul Kelly claimed something like €240,000 iirc or something in that region all tax free, the son bought clothes in designer shops apparently (for the needy) all the while in this period consoles helplines were cut from six to two he claimed.
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Old 28-06-2016, 10:59 PM
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everyone ignores that it was a HSE audit and give RTE all the credit.
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Old 29-06-2016, 12:01 AM
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everyone ignores that it was a HSE audit and give RTE all the credit.
The hse suspected there accounting was amiss around 2012 ? or something yet the charity ended up having there government funding doubled around 2013,2014 ? I think that program said the other night.

Paul Kelly was given Irish person of the year in 2014.
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Old 29-06-2016, 12:05 AM
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The hse suspected there accounting was amiss around 2012 ? or something yet the charity ended up having there government funding doubled around 2013,2014 ? I think that program said the other night.

Paul Kelly was given Irish person of the year in 2014.
Not sure which is worse, to have a government that dumb or that corrupt.

I'm guessing that unfortunately they are both.
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Old 29-06-2016, 12:41 AM
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Living it big.

Charity ran up €500,000 in credit card bills, spending on groceries, clothes and trips
Console founder Paul Kelly, wife and son received almost €500,000 in salaries and cars




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The founder of suicide prevention charity Console, his wife and son ran up credit card bills of almost €500,000 on items such as groceries, designer clothes and foreign trips over a three-year period, according to a HSE audit.
Paul Kelly, his wife Patricia and their son Tim, benefitted by almost €500,000 in salaries and cars over the period from 2012 to 2014, the audit has also established.
Amongst the items the credit cards were used for, were large unvouched cash withdrawals, trips to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and other destinations, designer clothing in outlets such as Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss, dining out, rugby world cup tickets and dental work.
Between them Paul, Patricia and Tim Kelly used 11 credit cards over the three year period.
Paul Kelly resigned as ceo of the charity last Thursday following controversy over funds governance at the charity.
The board of Console said it had accepted his decision to step down and announced the appointment of two outsiders to review the issues raised in the HSE audit and an RTÉ investigation of the charity.
Details of the draft HSE audit of the charity were revealed on RTÉ Investigates on Tuesday evening.
Over the period, Paul Kelly received consultancy payments of €218,586, plus a 2009 Mercedes CLS costing €30,600 (fully expensed) and four credit cards, the audit showed.
Ms Kelly received salary payments €67,149, plus a 2010 Audi Q5 costing €57,000 (fully expensed) and four credit cards. Tim Kelly received a salary of €118,344 between 2012 and 2014.
Between 2012 and 2014, €736,000 was spent on Console’s credit cards.
Paul Kelly, Patricia Kelly and their son Tim Kelly held 11 of the charity’s 20 credit cards.
Paul Kelly held two cards in his own name and two cards in the name of an employee who had left the organisation over six years previously. Patricia Kelly held four cards and Tim Kelly held three cards.
The expenditure on these 11 cards was €464,776.
The largest single expenditure item on these credit cards was cash withdrawals of €87,026. Of these, Paul Kelly withdrew €66,296. There was no documentation to identify how these cash sums were used.
The spending includes €71,460 on foreign travel to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Tenerife, Nice, Paris and London.
Some €32,900 was spent through credit cards on dining/restaurants between 2012 and 2014 and €24,659 was spent on credit cards to purchase groceries.
Spending of €8,377 on clothing is also recorded, including designer names such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Moss Bros, Bershka and Coast.
Other spending includes €1,340 dental bills, €2,253 on pharmacy purchases and €2,083 on 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets.
Paul Kelly has denied allegations of mismanagement and poor governance.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/healt...rips-1.2703334
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Old 29-06-2016, 05:16 AM
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This warrants jail time surely.
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Old 29-06-2016, 08:14 AM
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This warrants jail time surely.
But but but it's charity M8.
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Old 29-06-2016, 08:17 AM
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This country has always been rotten to the core and always will. You would have thought that there would have been some sort of major investigation into the finances of every charity in the country after the fiasco in Rehab(think that's the one) and the monies being paid to their CEO back a few years ago.

But no, this is Ireland, where all these wealthy elite gangsters protect each other and the usual blind eye is turned.

We pretend it's not but this is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
Ah now, you're being hysterical. Calm down and travel a bit for feck's sake.
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Old 29-06-2016, 09:20 AM
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Feel awfully sorry for the people who have been fundraising for this charity knowing potential proceeds raised from various fundraisers may have ended up going into this guy and his familys pockets, not to mention the many families who have have suffered from suicide and been involved with this guy personally, obviously the people manning the lines have nothing to be ashamed of they've no doubt done a wonderful job, they must be feeling quite sick at this.
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