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Charity chief billed €80 speeding fine to Console for "rush to suicide emergency"

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Console CEO Paul Kelly.
Console CEO Paul Kelly.

Console’s two suicide helplines were about to be cut off for non-payment of €12,000 arrears the Sunday World has learned.

The vital service was under threat despite the €1 million spending spree which charity chief Paul Kelly, his wife Patricia and son Tim embarked upon.

Acting CEO David Hall confirmed that he had to contact service providers Eir to secure an extension of credit to keep the lifelines open.

The revelation comes today as the Sunday World reveals the full startling details of how, globe-trotting Kelly’s charity splashed out €70,000 of its money on five-star-hotels in Australia, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tenerife, Barcelona and Paris. 

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