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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:07 pm 
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Appologies. It looks like she stepped down in October of last year.

https://www.asthma.ie/news/averil-power-step-down-ceo-asthma-society-ireland

She's now earning €135k p/a.

https://www.cancer.ie/about-us/where-the-money-goes/salaries#sthash.zFtP3H4D.dpbs


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:10 pm 
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So it is Averil that Wallace was referring to


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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:55 pm 
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The charity racket...a licence to print money.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/c ... 48072.html

An Irish businessman whose company runs an online fundraising platform for charities around the world has “gone to ground” with €3.8m owed to client charities.

Among the international charities owed money by Peter Conlon’s firm are the UNHCR, the Red Cross and Save the Children.

In his affidavit which was opened to the court, Mr Kirby said the platform took in €5.8m in donations between March 2016 and September 2017. It took in another €396,000 from December 12, 2017 to January 12, 2018.

Rossa Fanning, SC for the liquidator, said in the past week Mr Kirby had discovered there was a €3.8m deficit in funds that ought to have been remitted to the charities. The court heard there is currently just €357,000 in the company’s bank account.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Not actually a charity.

A grossly insolvent company, with outstanding judgements (from as far back as 2011) that nobody should have touched with a shitty stick.

The auditors even had a disclaimer on the last set of accounts.

Here they are if you want some dismal reading

https://www.scribd.com/document/370366969/Ammando-Internet-Services-Limited-Accounts-Feb-2016

Here's the mighty Peter Conlon talking himself up in 2015. Already ready to run in Switzerland?

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After leaving presentation college he studied commerce in Rathmines and went on to qualify as both an accountant and a barrister.

"I think being an entrepreneur was in my blood.", he says. "Accountancy and law gave me the sophistication of tools for business."


https://www.independent.ie/business/iri ... 04019.html

The company secretary was a Michael Conlan. Here is his resignation form filed in January this year. It notes he has no address for Peter Conlan

https://www.scribd.com/document/370368327/Michael-Conlon-Resignation-from-Ammando

He lives in one of these nice houses

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/6+Wain ... d-6.308471

He seems to be a hypotherapist by profession

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Michael Conlon offers hypnotherapy using the Marisa Peer Method. Only one session is often needed but some clients need two, three or more sessions. ... The recommendations by Michael Conlon are not intended to substitute any diagnosis and care by a qualified GP.


http://michaelconlonrtt.com/hypnotherap ... -about-me/

Oh, the company was set up by Arthur Cox.

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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:42 pm 
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You're right - not actually a charity but then neither are most of them in the strict sense and spirit of the word. They're mostly rackets - with highly remunerated CEO's and Financial controllers etc. Call that cynical but the evidence is fairly overwhelming - we're the charity capital of the world.

I could post dozens of news stories like this....

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3051527
Ms Duggan told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that she became aware of grave issues and irregularities at the charity shortly after being appointed last October. She brought these to the attention of the board and recommended “corrective action”.
A big concern was that a number of financial transactions, totalling more than €60,000, were not being reported in the management accounts seen by the board, she said.


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social- ... -1.3232987
The inspectors found that Ataxia Ireland’s chief executive did not inform the charity’s other trustees of the existence of the €84,009 payments to her parents as trustees and that these payments were in conflict with the Revenue’s stated position on trustee remuneration.
Poor financial control of millions of euro of taxpayers' money across a range of health agencies has been exposed in a series of audits.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/h ... 92684.html
High-profile children's charity Barnardos is among the agencies criticised for some weaknesses which could result in financial loss or error. Run by chief executive Fergus Finlay, it received €37m in State funding between 2012 and 2014.
In 2015, Mr Finlay was on a salary of €117,951, while the HSE scale was €110,183.
The HSE internal auditors found "unclear" information was provided to the board of Barnardos and the media about the chief executive's salary and donations.


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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 am 
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Mantissa wrote:
Previously known as Ammado Internet Services . Now how do I know that name...

Amadán? :)


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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
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The (UK) government has announced it is reviewing all its work with Oxfam, after the charity was accused of covering up the use of prostitutes by its aid workers in Haiti -- BBC.

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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:59 pm 
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The (UK) government has announced it is reviewing all its work with Oxfam, after the charity was accused of covering up the use of prostitutes by its aid workers in Haiti -- BBC.



young sex workers :x

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Not an isolated incident:

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Oxfam: fresh claims that staff used prostitutes in Chad -- Guardian

Oxfam was hit with new allegations of staff involvement with prostitution on Saturday, after claims that employees at a second country mission had used sex workers while living at the organisation’s premises.

Former staff who worked for the charity in Chad alleged that women believed to be prostitutes were repeatedly invited to the Oxfam team house there, with one adding that a senior member of staff had been fired for his behaviour in 2006.

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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:45 pm 
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This just in.....

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43101434

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, has quit two charities he set up in her memory after allegations of sexual assault were made public.

Mr Cox denied assaulting a woman in her 30s at Harvard University in 2015 - but admitted to "inappropriate" behaviour while working for Save the Children.

He has left posts at More in Common and the Jo Cox Foundation a week after the Mail on Sunday published the claims.

Mr Cox apologised for the "hurt and offence" caused by his past behaviour
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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 pm 
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nice to be able to categorize as "sexual misconduct"

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/n ... 14906.html

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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:53 am 
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Oxfam's 'Aid For Sex' Scam Exposed
Oxfam. I’m wondering if I should warn this is not for the faint of heart, or say don’t read on an empty stomach. If so, hereby. I know I found it hard.

The first and foremost thing the BBC last week felt its audience should know about the sleaziest scandal to come out of Britain in quite some time -and that’s saying something- is that an actress had turned her back on the aid organization. Your news in bite-size pre-chewed headlines.

While a guy who ‘served’ Oxfam in Bosnia claims it’s nobody’s business if he visited the local hookers in his spare time. The head office even specifically refuses to ban staff from doing that. Not violating a staff member’s civil liberties trumps a question like what drives desperate women -girls- into prostitution that same staff member pays for with money donated to aid desperate people.

Someone at the Dutch Oxfam/Novib office complained that his British colleagues should have provided more information, sooner, because now his branch suffers from the scandal (fewer donations). A branch that knew about it at least as far back as 2012, and passed on the info to the Dutch Foreign Ministry and Accounting Office. Who looked at potential -financial- damage in their country, found none, and located a carpet to sweep it under.

The only right choice for us, and our governments, would seem to be to cancel all donations to Oxfam, because apparently nobody connected to the organization is able to figure out who the actual victims are here. They instead portray themselves as the victims.

Of all people, its own chief executive feels a need, when responding to accusations of child sex abuse concerning his organization, to paint himself -and Oxfam- as victims. ‘Anything we say is being manipulated. We’ve been savaged’ . How does that guy hold on to that job?

Charities like Oxfam receive donations to help those people who have fallen victim to the conditions that exist where they live, be they manmade or due to natural disaster. Obviously, if Oxfam cannot (will not) even correctly identify these victims, it has no reason to exist.

Of course Oxfam announces more internal investigations when these accusations come out, but it’s too late. They’ve hush-hushed all previous such investigations, and there’s no reason to believe that won’t happen again. Oxfam has covered up the issues for a long time, likely decades, and if they can no longer cover things up -like now-, they try and make things look like incidents, stand-alone occurrences. This is a pattern.
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At least 30 people slept rough during snow storm
Offers of beds were declined by people in Dublin city and wider Dublin areas




At least 30 people slept rough in Dublin on Wednesday night despite the best efforts of outreach workers to persuade them into emergency beds.

Temperatures in the capital overnight fell as low as -5 degrees.

The Housing First Intake Team (HFIT), operated by Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust, will be out with medical personnel through Thursday, again trying to get people who have so far refused offers of emergency beds, to take them.


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 Post subject: Re: The charity sector thread
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:07 pm 
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HiFi wrote:
The charity racket...a licence to print money.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/c ... 48072.html

An Irish businessman whose company runs an online fundraising platform for charities around the world has “gone to ground” with €3.8m owed to client charities.

Among the international charities owed money by Peter Conlon’s firm are the UNHCR, the Red Cross and Save the Children.

In his affidavit which was opened to the court, Mr Kirby said the platform took in €5.8m in donations between March 2016 and September 2017. It took in another €396,000 from December 12, 2017 to January 12, 2018.

Rossa Fanning, SC for the liquidator, said in the past week Mr Kirby had discovered there was a €3.8m deficit in funds that ought to have been remitted to the charities. The court heard there is currently just €357,000 in the company’s bank account.


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Looks like Mr Conlon is in the slammer
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3376981

If his name sounds familiar, he was head of XSIL viewtopic.php?f=19&t=516&p=159190#p159190

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