Storage unit linked to ex-charity boss opened
The High Court today gave the interim chief executive of Console permission to enter a locked storage unit which is believed to have been rented by Paul Kelly, only days after financial irregularities in the organisation were publicly revealed.
David Hall applied for the order after a tip off from a source who spotted the former chief at the storage locker, five days after the RTÉ Investigates programme on the charity.
Senior Counsel Martin Hayden told the court that Mr Hall was told that the caller had seen Paul and Patricia Kelly at a storage unit premises in Naas on 28 June 2016.
Mr Justice Paul Gilligan restrained reporting of the order until 3.30pm to give Mr Hall a chance to get to the storage unit.
The court heard that Mr Kelly allegedly paid cash for the rental and made two deliveries of goods to the storage unit on the 28th of June.
According to reports the source said they saw Mr Kelly driving a white Audi Q7 on the first delivery and a Mercedes on the second.
The court was told that he was accompanied by his wife Patricia Kelly.
Mr Hall told the court that he was unsure what documents or other items were in the container and that he needed access to it to conduct his role as CEO and protect the interests of Console.
Mr Hall was also granted permission to enter a property in Glasnevin to inspect and remove any articles belonging to Console.