Gay char­ity ac­tivist re­signs over fund­ing

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

THE co-founder of the Gay and Les­bian Equal­ity Net­work, Kieran Rose, has stepped down over fund­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties within the char­ity.

The former Seanad can­di­date re­signed from the board last night fol­low­ing an or­der for a re­view of the group’s fi­nan­cial ac­tiv­i­ties by the Char­i­ties Reg­u­la­tor.

Mr Rose said he ob­tained ap­prox­i­mately €11,500 from the char­ity to sup­port his elec­tion cam­paign for the Seanad last year. He de­scribed the fund­ing as ‘tem­po­rary sup­ports’. The monies have since been re­paid.

Mr Rose said any breach of reg­u­la­tions was in­ad­ver­tent. ‘At no point was there any rea­son on my part not to dis­close this,’ he said.

In a state­ment is­sued last night, Glen said it ac­cepted Mr Rose’s res­ig­na­tion and ac­knowl­edged his ‘sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion’ over 30 years.

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