Latest: GLEN accepts resignation of ‘tireless champion’ Kieran Rose

Update 8.20pm: In a statement GLEN said: "The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has with regret today accepted the resignation of Kieran Rose from the board.

“The use of GLEN funds to finance Mr Rose’s Seanad campaign was done without the knowledge of the board and only recently came to our attention.

“The Board acknowledges that such funds were repaid. Nevertheless, GLEN accepts that the use of such funds was in breach of good governance.”

It added: “In accepting the decision the board of GLEN wishes to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Kieran over the past 30 years. As a trade union activist and founder member of GLEN he has been a tireless champion and has worked to address social injustice and to seek to remove prejudice and discrimination.”

Earlier: The Chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network has announced his resignation.

Kieran Rose said he regrets that financial arrangements made between him and GLEN are contributing to controversy surrounding the body as it faces a review by the Charities Regulator.

In a statement tonight Mr Rose said support of approximately €11,500 was provided to him in his run for the Seanad last year - which he says was repaid in full.

However Mr Rose said he should have ensured that the board of GLEN was aware of the arrangement.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Garda water unit searching Youghal port in Tina Satchwell disappearance probe

€270m Irish Water payment 'not connected to refunds', says Government

Man discovered with injuries in Co Wicklow is critically ill

Ballymun murders: Gardaí pursue 300 lines of inquiry


Today's Stories

Second weapon recovered in Dublin shooting

Field of roses narrows as festival in full bloom

Michael Twomey had ‘war chest of wisdom’

‘Husband forced woman to have abortion’

Lifestyle

Classical Review: Ensemble Marsyas

Album Review: Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

In Vogue: Changing of the guard at iconic fashion magazine

Lidl and Heidi Klum - has the High Street reached peak collaboration?

More From The Irish Examiner