Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 8 December 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest charitable foundation’s in Europe, has withdrawn its five year commitment to the Dublin based Centre for Public Inquiry. The withdrawal of the ‚€4 million funding was precipitated by allegations made by the Irish minister for justice who has accused the centre’s director of being part of an IRA plot involving Columbian rebels. The Centre for Public Inquiry was established by American philanthropist Chuck Feeney’s foundation earlier this year to ‘promote the highest standards of integrity, ethics and accountability across Irish public and business life.’ It is understood that Irish justice minister Michael McDowell, who made his statement about the centre’s director Frank Connolly under Dail privilege, met representatives of Atlantic Philanthropies several months ago to express his concerns about Mr Connolly.Mr Connolly has denied all the allegations and challenged the Minister to produce evidence for his claims. He claims that he is being attacked because some people in pollitical life are hostile to the centre’s role. Advertisement 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Atlantic pulls the plug on ethics body 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.