Gar­daí probe bo­gus Cahill col­lec­tions

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - BY DAVID LOOBY

GAR­DAÍ are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fraud­lent col­lec­tion of money for the Friends of the Cahill Fam­ily Fund across the dis­trict.

There have been re­ports of door-todoor col­lec­tions hap­pen­ing on be­half of the fam­ily of the New Ross woman, who is in jail in Aus­tralia pend­ing her trial in re­la­tion to the death of En­nis­cor­thy man David Walsh in mid-Fe­bru­ary.

A Cahill fam­ily spokesper­son said: ‘Please do not do­nate. This is not a part of our fundrais­ing ef­fort. Ask to see a per­mit and please take the reg­is­tra­tion of the ve­hi­cle and re­port it to the Gardai on 051 426030.’

There have been re­ports from Adamstown and other ar­eas of peo­ple col­lect­ing for the fund and the fam­ily wish to alert peo­ple that the only way to do­nate is by con­tribut­ing on­line at the web­site ifundraise.ie/cahill­fam­i­ly­commu­ni­ty­fund or al­ter­na­tively with the IBAN IE89AIBK93343021624079 and BIC AIBKIE2D.

The fam­ily, who are well-known for their ac­tive vol­un­teerism with New Ross River Search & Res­cue, hope to raise €100,000 to pay for Tina’s le­gal fees. To date around €33,000 has been raised.

‘It’s re­ally very frus­trat­ing to think that there are peo­ple in our area who think they can make a few quid off the back of some­thing so dis­tress­ing for the fam­ily.

‘We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the kind sup­port from all the com­mu­nity and would hate to see peo­ple’s hard-earned cash fall into the wrong hands. I’d say they’ll have no luck for it but it doesn’t al­ways seem to work out that way.’

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