Court order granted for Console's interim CEO to gain access to storage unit rented by Paul Kelly

Court order granted for Console's interim CEO to gain access to storage unit rented by Paul Kelly

Console’s interim CEO David Hall has been given permission to gain access to a storage unit that was paid for under the name of the charity’s founder Paul Kelly.

David Hall applied for the order after a concerned member of the public contacted him to say he spotted Mr. Kelly there with his wife.

The caller said he saw them making two deliveries to the unit last Tuesday.

A man rang Console’s offices in Celbridge on Friday to say he had important information for its interim CEO David Hall.

Last Tuesday afternoon – five days after the Primetime broadcast that highlighted financial irregularities at the charity – he said he saw Paul Kelly and his wife Patricia at a storage unit within a business park in Naas.

He said he saw them making two deliveries there and that Mr. Kelly was driving an Audi Q5 for the first.

He said both arrived in a Merc the second time. He said Mrs. Kelly stood at the door of the container while her husband appeared to be inside.

Mr. Hall applied for an order to break the unit’s lock and inspect what’s inside because he believes the charity is in “serious and exceptional danger”.

He said Mr. Kelly’s name appeared on the receipt for the unit along with his number and an Dublin address unknown to the charity.

Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan granted the order at 2.30pm and a gagging order was applied to the media for an hour to allow him get to the facility.

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