It has reported that Open Society Foundations (OSF) has made a very substantial donation to the ICCL which is a lead campaigner for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

We understand that the ICCL was the subject of several complaints to the Standards in Public Office Commission.

OSF was founded by billionaire businessman George Soros, who with Amnesty Ireland, Abortion Rights Campaign and the Irish Family Planning Association was the subject of an investigation for illegal political funding contrary to our Electoral Acts.

According to Irish Legal News “This recent grant from OSF grant is made to newly-appointed leaders of non-profits around the world to help implement their vision of change.”

“The recipients represent a wide array of organisations focused on open society concerns, including transparency and accountability, youth civic engagement, and social and economic justice.”

It is not clear as of yet what this large sum will be spent on.