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 Former Console Boss Paul Kelly who has died.  Photograph: Collins

The former chief executive of the suicide prevention charity Console, Paul Kelly, has died. Mr Kelly was found dead in his home in Alexander Manor, (...)

Suicide prevention charity Console Ireland shut down after a scandal over how it was spending funds. File photograph: Getty Images

An internal audit found no evidence that more than €150,000 provided to the UK arm of suicide prevention charity Console was used to provide counselli(...)

  Console founder Paul Kelly  leaving the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s corporate watchdog has secured a High Court order allowing it to commence the examination of material on computers taken from the suicide (...)

File image of Console founder Paul Kelly. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The liquidated suicide-bereavement charity Console failed to certify how it spent a €75,000 grant from National Lottery funds in 2012. The Department(...)

Key parts of the Charities Act are still not in place, although the Minister belatedly promised to activate them by September in the wake of Console

As the dust settles on the Console fiasco, one issue has been thrown into sharp relief – the absolute powerlessness of the Charities Regulator. The f(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said flags had been raised in relation to problems at the suicide bereavement charity many years before the internal audit was established in 2015.

The HSE should have uncovered irregularities in spending at Console years before they were revealed in a recent internal audit, the Public Accounts Co(...)

 The head office of suicide prevention charity Console in Celbridge, Co Kildare. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

No information was given to Health Service Executive auditors by Console’s former chief executive Paul Kelly to support any of the €346,562 spent on t(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien: “You must remember there was €4 billion of State funding swilling around in the charities sector with no proper oversight.”

Footage of Mercedes and Audi cars being taken into possession by the interim chief executive of Console over the weekend sent out a discordant image t(...)

The corut heard that searches were  being conducted in relation to three properties, one in Tralee, Co Kerry, another in Cork and a third eight-bed property in Galway.

Further investigations into the suicide bereavement counselling charity, Console, have brought to light transactions between it and its sister organis(...)

Paul Kelly, the founder of suicide charity Console. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Console founder Paul Kelly has been asked to return his People of the Year award to protect the integrity of the accolades. A statement from the Peop(...)

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