Former US president Bill Clinton was the star guest at two Irish fundraising events last week. The events were run by disability charity RehabCare and AIDS charity, The Rose Project.
RehabCare hosted a ‚€500 a head gala dinner with Clinton while The Rose Project organised a breakfast. Some sections of the Irish media focussed on the cost of securing Clinton’s presence but charity organisers said Clinton’s costs were covered by contributions from corporate sources, including support from one of Ireland’s wealthiest men, Denis O’Brien.
Press reports said that former President Clinton’s fee for speaking at an event was in the region of ‚€150,000.