Former CEO of Console Paul Kelly at the National Mental Health Conference in 2013
It is understood that the suicide bereavement charity Console is to be wound down with its services transferred to another organisation.
…A meeting was held this morning between Console’s interim CEO David Hall, officials from the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health and the charity regulator.
…It now appears the charity will be wound down but all sides want to ensure its key counselling service and phone lines are maintained.
These will be transferred to another organisation in the sector.
But questions remain for the HSE about why it continued to fund the organisation with around €65,000 a month as the extent of financial irregularities became clear.