Church of Scientology donations up 76% in Ireland
Organisation says its Irish members’ fund showed €173,000 deficit last year
Donations to the Church of Scientology in Ireland increased by 76 per cent last year, newly-filed accounts show.
The Church of Scientology Mission of Dublin Limited reported donations for the 12 months to the end of April 2015 of €86,716, compared with €49,138 a year earlier.
The organisation, which lists its principal activities as “the operation of a church and the provision of religious services”, recorded a full-year deficit after providing for depreciation of €19. This compared with a deficit of €35,594 in 2014.
The Church of Scientology, which has a number of high-profile celebrity members, such as actors John Travolta and Tom Cruise (above), was established by the American science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in the 1950s.
Its Irish headquarters are on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. The organisation said its members’ fund in Ireland showed a deficit of €173,088.
In terms of possible risks that might impact on the company’s financial position, the directors listed “uncertainty of continued services due to general society problems”.
“The company plans to continue its present activities and increase current service levels,” directors Siobhan Ryan and Gerard Ryan said.
We note that this news story gives the impression that Scientology is doing well, well it confirms they are in terminal decline.
Church of Scientology donations up 76% in Ireland.
When you are being supported by outside funding since the court case with Mary Johnston in 2003, we can only say this is a holding position till we get a judgement in the Pete Griffith case against Zabrina Collins, and then Zabrina gets a judgement against John McGhee and Pete Griffith in an assault and harassment case. The judge should be giving his judgement any day now.
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