We note that Denis O’Brien’s charity Front Line did not receive European Commission funding last year. In figures recently released by the Commission, Front Line does not feature for 2009, despite appearing as a recipient in 2008. That year, Front Line received €1,801,679 from the European Commission.
But he will no doubt be cheered with the €450,000 the charity received in 2009 from the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the €450,000 also received in 2008. There is no sign yet of Foreign Affairs giving money to the charity for 2010.