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Financial irregularities at Gay and Lesbian Equality Network to be raised at Public Accounts Committee - Mary Lou McDonald TD

17 April, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has expressed concern at the comments of the outgoing Executive Director at Glen (The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network), Áine Duggan, about financial irregularities at the charity organisation.

Speaking today Teachta McDonald said this is an issue she will be raising at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.

Teachta McDonald said;

“Reports of financial transactions in excess of €60,000 not being reported in the management accounts are very concerning.

“This is a body that is financed with taxpayers’ money and therefore there is a level of transparency and clarity expected from it.

“I am aware of the tremendous work that Glen does in the LGBT community and we would all like to see that continued and expanded.

“But we cannot have a situation in which there is uncertainty about elements of the organisations finances.

“This is an issue that will need to be examined by the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee and I intend to raise it there when the Dáil returns after the Easter break.”


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