The interim chief executive of Console has recovered documents from a locked storage unit in Co Kildare linked to the charity's former boss following a High Court order.

David Hall applied for court order following a phone call from a source who saw the former chief executive Paul Kelly and his wife at the storage unit on 28 June, five days after the RTÉ Investigates revealed concerns about governance at the charity. 

The High Court granted the orders allowing Mr Hall to notify gardaí, cut the lock and open the unit in Naas and inspect or remove any documents or other articles relating to Console.

A considerable number of documents were removed from the unit, which was opened with the assistance of gardaí.

The matter is due back in the High Court tomorrow, when it is expected some details of what was recovered will be outlined.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health Simon Harris, who received the HSE's internal audit of the charity last Friday, has said that he will update Cabinet on the issue tomorrow.

Lawyers for Mr Hall told the court this afternoon that a phone call was received at the Console office in Celbridge on Friday evening, from a person saying they had important information for Mr Hall.

It followed Mr Hall's interview on RTÉ Radio 1's Liveline with Joe Duffy.

The court was told Mr Hall made inquiries after the phonecall and was told that Paul Kelly rented a storage unit at Remedy Self Storage, Toughers Business Park, Newhall in Naas on 28 June.

Mr Hall said Mr Kelly paid cash for this rental. But he said he was not aware if this cash was withdrawn from Console's accounts or via Console's credit card. He said he was currently investigating this.

The court heard there were two deliveries of goods to the storage unit on 28 June. On the first delivery, Mr Hall's source saw Mr Kelly at the unit driving an Audi Q5.

On the second delivery, the source saw Mr Kelly and Patricia Kelly and a Mercedes vehicle. The source saw Ms Kelly at the door of the storage container and Mr Kelly appeared to be inside.

Mr Hall said he was not informed by Mr or Ms Kelly about the existence of the storage unit and had not been provided with any documentation about its rental or contents.

The court heard Mr Hall had a receipt from the storage company on which Mr Kelly had provided his mobile number and a new address.

In a sworn document, Mr Hall said he believed the charity was still in serious and exceptional danger.

He said he believed the company premises and some of the company records and documents were still accessible to Mr Kelly, his wife, Patricia Kelly and his sister, Joan McKenna.

He said he believed company goods, property and assets were in the possession or the control of all three.

He said he was unsure what documents or other items were in the container and that he needed access to it to conduct his role as CEO and protect the interests of Console.

The court heard there was a credit card number on the receipt. Mr Hayden said this number was not in the bundle of credit card numbers Mr Hall had already received and they were trying to identify it.

He said the manager of the storage premises did not have a master key for the units.

The court was told he also wanted permission to enter a property in Glasnevin to inspect and remove any articles belonging to Console.

An order allowing Mr Hall to do this was granted by Mr Justice Paul Gilligan.

He also imposed a restriction on reporting the application for one hour to allow time for Mr Hall and gardaí to get to the premises in Naas.