Pat Carey

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Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has been informed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that he will not face any criminal charges in rel(...)

Siobhán Jordan (C) at the launch of the Irish Red Cross’s five-year strategy, at the charity’s HQ in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Siobhán Jordan was 100m from the finish line of Dublin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in August of last year when she suddenly collapsed. The 28-year-o(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: she said she had confidence the charity’s spending “was all above board”, and there was no question of any funds being “misused”

The Irish Red Cross threatened to take a legal injunction against a board member who resigned over financial concerns at the charity to stop him publi(...)

 Darren Ryan: I think you’d question a humanitarian organisation doing this to a volunteer, someone who is just raising legitimate questions.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Darren Ryan joined the Irish Red Cross as a youth volunteer when he was 10-years-old, and had been an active member for 26 years until recently. Fro(...)

Alice Leahy is presented with her award for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year by  Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black and chairman of the Irish Red Cross Pat Carey. Photograph: Conor Healy

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy has been named as humanitarian of the year at an Irish Red Cross awards ceremony. Ms Leahy was recognised for her lif(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe. In August, former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey, chair of the charity’s board, wrote to the Minister  seeking an extra €140,000 in State funding, due to the “serious financial situation” facing the Irish Red Cross

State funding to the Irish Red Cross will be increased to nearly €1 million a year, to help prevent a financial crisis at the organisation. The deci(...)

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Cutbacks to the international arm of the Irish Red Cross due to a funding shortfall could raise questions about the financial management of the charit(...)

Nine years on and after CRC, Rehab and Console, it will be September 2016 before the final parts of the Charities Act are commenced. Photograph: The Irish Times

The collapse of Console and recent concerns over fundraising issues at Irish Autism Action have once again brought charities back into public debate. (...)

Minister for Finance and Fine Gael TD Michael Noonan has said there is a strong chance his party and Fianna Fáil will be unable to strike a deal on water charges. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

There is a strong chance Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will be unable to strike a deal on a minority government, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has s(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

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