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# charities - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals

It’s the time of giving, after all.

# charities - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m

The Charities Regulator described 2019 as its “busiest year to date”.

# charities - Monday 27 January, 2020

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'

Groups including Amnesty International Ireland have called for politicians to avoid hate speech during their campaigns.

# charities - Sunday 9 December, 2018

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

# charities - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people

Some 300,000 volunteers donate 67.9 million hours per year.

# charities - Sunday 15 July, 2018

High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn had called a report by the Charities Regulator as “fundamentally flawed”.

# charities - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

# charities - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year

A report published today has looked at the scale and value of the Irish not-for-profit sector.

# charities - Monday 5 February, 2018

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules

It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.

# charities - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities

The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.

# charities - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'If you're transparent you'll survive, if you're not you won't': The Charities Regulator wants to hear from the public

The Charities Regulator is seeking the general public’s opinion on how Irish charities should be governed going forward.

# charities - Friday 29 September, 2017

Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street? Charities This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street?

New charity guidelines say that fundraising activities “will not be unreasonably persistent or intrusive”.

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'

New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.

# charities - Monday 25 September, 2017

Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn called the report “fundamentally flawed” after it found that €84,009 was paid to two former trustees – her parents.

# charities - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules

Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.

# charities - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.

# charities - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

# charities - Sunday 4 June, 2017

GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing?

Charities big and small have gone online, and personal stories point the way towards attracting donors in their droves.

# charities - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

# charities - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.

# charities - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

# charities - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

# charities - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups

The parents said they feel betrayed that these payments were made while the school suffered cuts.

# charities - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

# charities - Friday 1 July, 2016

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services

David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.

# charities - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

# charities - Friday 29 April, 2016

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Exclusive

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

# charities - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

# charities - Monday 21 March, 2016

Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs?

An analysis of survey figures has shown a number of executives are paid wages in excess of €100,000.

REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000

Analysis of’s survey of 40 charitable organisations.

# charities - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?

How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?

# charities - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

From The42 Michael Jordan donates 'millions' to 23 children's charities ALTRUISM

Michael Jordan donates 'millions' to 23 children's charities

“I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there.”

# charities - Monday 10 August, 2015

Take care - scam artists are going door to door pretending to collect for Pieta House

A spokesperson for the charity has urged people to be vigilant.

# charities - Monday 8 December, 2014

Nonprofits are showing their books to reassure donors

A new report found that the sector employs over 100,000 people.

# charities - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Jobs at risk as Rehab cuts back on fundraising and lotteries activities

As many as 40 jobs could be affected.

# charities - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

The man behind Movember on why not-for-profit is a 'bullsh*t term'

And how a four-man operation used fun – rather than fear tactics – to become a global fundraising juggernaut.

# charities - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

# charities - Sunday 7 September, 2014

What kills us, where we donate, and what the government funds

You might find the results surprising…

# charities - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities

Almost €20,000 has been raised for Pieta House so far.

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