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# console

This month
January 2023
# patricia kelly
Widow of late Console charity founder given trial date in 2024
She is charged with two counts of fraudulent trading and one count of money laundering.
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# patricia kelly
Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering
Kelly is the widow of the suicide prevention charity’s former chief executive Paul Kelly, who died earlier this year.
# Court
Console charity co-founder to face 'lengthy and complex' trial
Patricia Kelly is accused of two counts of fraudulent trading
# Court
Wife of Console founder to stand trial accused of fraudulent trading and concealing crime proceeds
Former chief executive of Console Paul Kelly took his own life on 9 February last.
# Clane
Former Console CEO Paul Kelly found dead at Kildare home
It’s believed gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.
# Suicide Prevention
Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.
# Pieta House
'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.
# moral responsibility
Staff at liquidated charity Console still haven't been paid and it looks like they never will be
The Public Accounts Committee said there was a “moral responsibility” to pay these workers.
# console
Sister of Paul Kelly officially removed from legal actions against former charity Console
The High Court has accepted that Joan McKenna had no involvement in the running of the now wound-up suicide charity.
# console
Meeting with Paul and Patricia Kelly 'not sufficient to address all the liquidator's questions'
A computer required to generate a P45 for Paul Kelly so he can claim social welfare has been provided to the liquidator of Console.
Voices
Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged
In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.
# console
David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'
The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.
# console
Banking account of Paul Kelly unfrozen to allow him claim social welfare
A second savings account remains frozen until the Kellys can prove the funds contained therein are theirs and not Console’s.
# console
HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports
The HSE has come under extreme pressure over the Console controversy.
# console
Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services
All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.
# nostalgia alert
Nintendo is bringing its classic console back for the modern generation
The NES is making a return and it’s small enough to fit in your hand.
# suicide charity
“This is not an organisation that we controlled" - HSE defends its record after Console controversy
Director general Tony O’Brien said that the HSE had contingency plans in place should the charity fold.
# Delay
Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week
Kelly, his wife Patricia, and son Tim have filed three affidavits which counsel for Console has asked for more time to consider.
# console
Full list of Kelly family assets to be handed over after weekend of fresh Console revelations
The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that it had investigated claims made about Paul Kelly in 2011.
# Charity
Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console
Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.
# Funding
Suicide charity Console to be wound down
Staff are being briefed this afternoon.
# Charities
Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups
The parents said they feel betrayed that these payments were made while the school suffered cuts.
# part four
Government gives regulator extra powers to investigate charities in the wake of Console scandal
The Tánaiste signed a commencement order for the powers yesterday.
# console
Order granted to freeze all assets of former Console CEO and wife
Tim Kelly, son of Paul and Patricia, has been added to and made subject to all injunctive orders obtained by Console.
# Lord Mayor
Number of Console staff withdraw resignations they handed in after controversy
It’s feared the revelations about Console will have a negative impact on donations to charities.
# Court Order
Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed
David Hall was granted permission to enter the unit by Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan this afternoon.
# console
Harris to meet HSE over "harrowing" Console audit
Harris has said the HSE Console audit is ”a harrowing read”.
# cars and computers
Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.
Voices
Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services
David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.
# Hand it over
Paul Kelly is being asked to give back his People of the Year award
The former CEO of Console has been asked to return the award which he won in 2014 following recent allegations of wrong-doing at the charity.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity?
Have the allegations made you think twice about donating – or where you donate to?
# Suicide Prevention
Father of Donal Walsh says he's 'shocked and deflated' by Console revelations
Fionnbar Walsh defended the work being done by the charity’s employees.
# console
Five new trustees appointed to Console board
The fallout from the alleged financial misconduct at the suicide prevention charity continues.
# Investigation
Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald
The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.
# disgusted
'My blood was boiling' - Restaurateur Derry Clarke among those to react to Console revelations
Several people have reacted with anger and dismay at the suicide charity malpractices.
# Audit
Here's what almost half a million euro from 11 Console credit cards was spent on
Foreign trips, designer clothes and cash withdrawals totalling €83,484 make up just part of the spend.
# broken trust
Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the charity regulator is seeking assurances robust governance is in place.
# Reaction
"I actually feel physically sick" - Console service users hit out at charity management
Fundraisers said that that they had been let down by Console.