Charity treasurer accused of diverting €160k

The treasurer and accountant of a state-funded charity providing education and support for teenagers is to meet with other members of the charity over allegations he misappropriated up to €161,000 of its funds, the High Court heard.

Greg Walsh, of Walsh and Co Accountants, Walkinstown, Dublin, has diverted funds for his own use in his role as accountant Carline Learning Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin, the court heard on Wednesday.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan granted permission to Carline to serve proceedings at short notice on Mr Walsh and returned the case to yesterday.

Eamon Marry, for Carline, said a number of undertakings had been given by the defendant and matters had “moved on”.

Mr Walsh had agreed to meet with Carline representatives to address a number of matters and the case could be adjourned for seven days on the basis of undertakings given.

Ben O’Floinn, for the Revenue Commissioners, said his client would supply the court with information in relation to tax liabilities which had been at the centre of the allegations in the case.

Mr Justice Gilligan put the case back for a week.

Carline had sought a number of injunctions including preventing Mr Walsh from dissipating or disposing of his assets below €250,000.

Mr Walsh has been a director of Carline since 2004 as well as being its treasurer and accountant.

Concerns were raised about his activities as a result of an outstanding liability of €72,500 to Revenue.


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