Fraudulent charity fundraisers spotted in Leitrim this weekend

One of Ireland’s leading homeless charities has warned that a number of people have been fraudulently collecting money in the Shannonside region.

Ireland’s Big Issue has claimed that an individual who was collecting money in Carrick on Shannon last Sunday through a bucket collection was doing so without their permission.

It’s understood that a number of these incidents have been reported in the area in the last number of weeks and the public are being urged to be careful whom they give donations to.


Sean Kavanagh, the editor of Ireland’s Big Issue, has asked people not to contribute to these collections and only give money to genuine tellers of the well-known magazine.

He told Shannonside FM that their sellers never use bucket collections on the streets: