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Console National Suicide Charity logoThe people of Kerry have been thanked for the support they’ve shown to staff and counsellors working at Console’s centre in Tralee.

The suicide bereavement charity is being taken over by another suicide prevention group, Pieta House.

Console’s former CEO Paul Kelly resigned following revelations of serious financial irregularities at the highest level of the organisation.

Personnel who work at  Console’s branch in Balloonagh, Tralee wouldn’t comment officially on Pieta House’s takeover of the charity.

However, a member of the team’s told Radio Kerry that they want to thank the people of Kerry for the tremendous support they’ve shown to personnel who’ve continued to provide counselling and support services during the controversy.

The team member says there were no negative comments from the public for the work and counselling services they’ve provided on the ground and that people appreciated that problems with the charity lay at the top echelon.

The member says they’re hopeful that there’d be no redundancies in Kerry as a result of the takeover by Pieta House.  There are three full-time staff as well as four counsellors who’re on contract working in the Tralee centre.

Console’s interim CEO, David Hall, was also praised for the way in which he’s overseen the running of the charity in recent weeks.