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Laois woman leaves €30m to five charities in her will

The Irish Kidney Association has said it used some of the €6m bequeathed to it by a Co Laois woman to buy a house in Co Cork. Elizabeth O'Kelly, 92, from Stradbally, donated €30m to five charities in a massive windfall for the sector. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, IKA Chief Executive Mark Murphy said the house, which backs onto the campus of Cork University Hospital, will be converted into a support centre for patients who do not need to be in hospital. The Irish Kidney Association is also negotiating with the Health Service Executive to see if a dialysis unit in Tramore can be completed. Mr Murphy said the association has also donated money to renal medical research and "given them promises for the next five years." He added that "there's a long way to go, it's a lot of...
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