O’Reilly’s charitable donations queried

first_imgMr O’Brien also has a major philanthropic profile, having chaired the Irish Special Olympics board and provided funding for the establishment of a human rights body. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 18 June 2007 | News Charitable donations made by Independent News & Media have become embroiled in a dispute between that company’s chief executive, Tony O’Reilly, and fellow billionaire, Dennis O’Brien. Newspaper reports suggest that Mr O’Brien is in a battle to take over the company, in which the O’Reilly family has a significant holding. Mr O’Brien sent a letter to IN&M asking for details of the company’s charitable donations made in the name of Mr O’Reilly and his family in the last five years. The company replied that donations were not made to colleges UCD, TCD or DCU, which have received major gifts in the O’Reilly name, but confirmed that £1 million from the company has been pledged annually for Queen’s University’s O’Reilly library from 2007 to 2010. The company also disclosed that the average annual worldwide donations by the company in the last five years is ‚€700,000. Mr O’Brien, who has built up a significant stake in IN&M, has sent a number of letters questioning the governance of the company. Advertisement O’Reilly’s charitable donations queriedcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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