Suicide charity Console likely to be shut down

Suicide charity Console likely to be shut down

There are growing indications that the suicide charity Console is to be shut down.

The HSE announced this afternoon that it is working on ways to transition the services offered by Console to other organisations.

The HSE has said it is holding discussions with other charities, following a proposal from Console's interim CEO David Hall.

Mr Hall has also been briefing with staff at the organisation about the plans.

Meanwhile, the HSE are before the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee next week regarding the suicide bereavement charity.

Deputy Alan Kelly, who was elected vice-chair of the committee earlier this morning, says a number of PAC members also want the charity regulator to appear before them: “The fact that the regulator has powers, we feel it is necessary to talk to the regulator to ensure that we get off on a good footing here.”


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