DFS co-founder funds NI justice projects
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Original Source By John Frank-Keyes Irish-American billionaire and co-founder of the Duty Free Shoppers group Chuck Feeney is set to match British government funding for community-based restorative justice projects in Northern Ireland right across the political spectrum. It is the first time the UK government has teamed up with a charity to fund such projects, but Feeney has in the past 20 years privately donated close to $350m (€225m) through his Atlantic Philanthropies charity for other community work in Northern Ireland. Feeney has instructed the trustees of his charitable foundation that they must spend his $4bn (€2.5bn) fortune on worthwhile causes by 2020.