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#Charities

# charities - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform
# Public Confidence
# Public Confidence

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform

Jun 18th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,919 Views 6 Comments

The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.

# charities - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

Jun 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,457 Views 27 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# charities - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet
# Funding
# Funding

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet

May 27th 2014, 10:39 AM 5,504 Views 38 Comments

Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.

# charities - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Sales aren't a problem for charity shops... it's a lack of donations
# Second Hand
# Second Hand

Sales aren't a problem for charity shops... it's a lack of donations

May 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 10,494 Views 21 Comments

Oxfam has recorded an increase in sales this year. However, many are struggling to get stock in the door.

# charities - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Fall in donations hits Bóthar as 7 out of 19 staff made redundant
# Charities
# Charities

Fall in donations hits Bóthar as 7 out of 19 staff made redundant

May 20th 2014, 3:58 PM 8,945 Views 26 Comments

The founder of the charity described the situation as “regrettable”.

# charities - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Rehab and CRC scandals still driving down donations for 61% of charities
# Struggling
# Struggling

Rehab and CRC scandals still driving down donations for 61% of charities

May 15th 2014, 8:59 AM 4,636 Views 20 Comments

More than half of charities surveyed last month said their overall income has fallen in the last year though demand for their services is still rising.

# charities - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Newly appointed CRC board will receive no remuneration
# Charities
# Charities

Newly appointed CRC board will receive no remuneration

May 8th 2014, 1:07 PM 8,959 Views 22 Comments

The Central Remedial Clinic’s board were independently appointed based on their competences.

# charities - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...
# Appointments
# Appointments

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...

Apr 19th 2014, 1:41 PM 5,248 Views 26 Comments

Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.

# charities - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Apr 15th 2014, 8:18 AM 7,838 Views 2 Comments

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# charities - Monday 14 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Apr 14th 2014, 4:51 PM 7,991 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Over 100 Section 38 charities should have allowances stopped - HSE
# Charity Pay
# Charity Pay

Over 100 Section 38 charities should have allowances stopped - HSE

Apr 14th 2014, 1:27 PM 10,300 Views 10 Comments

The recommendations come after a HSE review of Section 38 pay agreement.

# charities - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage
# Charity
# Charity

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage

Apr 12th 2014, 6:55 PM 30,563 Views 144 Comments

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

# charities - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled
# State Visit
# State Visit

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled

Apr 9th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,390 Views 31 Comments

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

# charities - Monday 7 April, 2014

Almost 400,000 fewer people gave to charity over Christmas
# Donations
# Donations

Almost 400,000 fewer people gave to charity over Christmas

Apr 7th 2014, 11:24 AM 5,426 Views 23 Comments

However, donations are up, with people giving larger amounts.

# charities - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO
# Gone
# Gone

Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:02 AM 18,196 Views 102 Comments

Kerins says that she is leaving because of “the toll that public controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and my own family”.

# charities - Sunday 23 March, 2014

One million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year
# Waste Not Want Not
# Waste Not Want Not

One million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 10,267 Views 44 Comments

FoodCloud is calling on Irish people to reduce food waste.

# charities - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate

Mar 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 128 Views 49 Comments

‘Spin doctors? But who the hell is sick?’ To paraphrase the TV drama Borgen, Frank Flannery’s dismissal uncovers some uncomfortable truths about ‘access all areas’ PR in politics.

# charities - Friday 14 March, 2014

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities
# Wary
# Wary

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities

Mar 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,081 Views 16 Comments

Online survey conducted over last month shows direct impact of recent high-profile charities scandals.

# charities - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Fine Gael adviser told to answer questions on payments from Rehab
# Go Go Go
# Go Go Go

Fine Gael adviser told to answer questions on payments from Rehab

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,106 Views 58 Comments

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe says both he and the Taoiseach agree that Frank Flannery should face the Public Accounts Committee.

# charities - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

'Steady progress' has been made in ensuring Section 38 pay compliance
# Public Pay Policies
# Public Pay Policies

'Steady progress' has been made in ensuring Section 38 pay compliance

Mar 4th 2014, 6:25 PM 6,514 Views 5 Comments

A letter from Minister James Reilly has detailed how ten organisations have confirmed their compliance.

# charities - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Chief Executive appointed to new Charities Regulatory Authority
# Reform
# Reform

Chief Executive appointed to new Charities Regulatory Authority

Mar 1st 2014, 5:02 PM 8,652 Views 22 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said the Charities Act gives the framework needed to increase transparency and accountability across the charities sector.

# charities - Monday 17 February, 2014

Rehab’s Angela Kerins is paid €240,000 a year
# Salary
# Salary

Rehab’s Angela Kerins is paid €240,000 a year

Feb 17th 2014, 10:20 PM 45,641 Views 282 Comments

Kerins’ package includes a six per cent define contribution payment.

# charities - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing
# Fees
# Fees

Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing

Feb 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,156 Views 31 Comments

Each of the 8,200 charities under its remit will then contribute to its administration.

# charities - Thursday 13 February, 2014

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy

Feb 13th 2014, 11:45 AM 8,397 Views 58 Comments

The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.

# charities - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Does Shatter want more transparency in charities? 'You betcha' he does
# So Transparent
# So Transparent

Does Shatter want more transparency in charities? 'You betcha' he does

Feb 4th 2014, 6:50 PM 6,320 Views 20 Comments

Speaking in the Seanad, the minister said Chief Executive and board appointments for the new regulatory authority will be made soon.

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund
# Charities
# Charities

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund

Feb 4th 2014, 6:28 PM 8,713 Views 23 Comments

The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.

# charities - Friday 24 January, 2014

Every day Rehab doesn't disclose salary causes 'dreadful damage' to charities
# Rehab
# Rehab

Every day Rehab doesn't disclose salary causes 'dreadful damage' to charities

Jan 24th 2014, 3:10 PM 11,424 Views 76 Comments

Deirdre Garvey of Wheel said charities need to “step up to the plate” and show the public that they are in line with best practice.

# charities - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Rehab Group will decide whether to reveal Angela Kerins' salary... next month
# Rehab
# Rehab

Rehab Group will decide whether to reveal Angela Kerins' salary... next month

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:44 PM 12,592 Views 105 Comments

With pressure mounting, the board of the charity will meet on 17 February to decide whether or not to disclose its chief executive’s salary.

Irish Cancer Society to close lottery after losses of €420,000
# Lotteries
# Lotteries

Irish Cancer Society to close lottery after losses of €420,000

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:11 AM 10,458 Views 28 Comments

No losses were made by the charity itself, as it received €1.2 million from the government through the Charitable Lotteries Scheme during that time.

# charities - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rehab Group hits back over its lottery profits
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Rehab Group hits back over its lottery profits

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 18,027 Views 0 Comments

The group says the small profits laid out by the Justice Minister are due to regulation.

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks
# Charities Bill
# Charities Bill

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:28 AM 14,245 Views 0 Comments

During a debate on the Charities Bill last night, Minister Alan Shatter revealed that the scheme made just €9,000 profit despite €3 million worth of sales.

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 3,733 Views 1 Comment

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# charities - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Poll: Should Paul Kiely have to give back his CRC retirement package?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Paul Kiely have to give back his CRC retirement package?

Jan 18th 2014, 10:15 AM 17,434 Views 113 Comments

A former CRC chairman said that Kiely worked hard over three decades so “it is not as if he has not been entitled to some of it”.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator
# Charities Regulatory Authority
# Charities Regulatory Authority

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator

Jan 18th 2014, 9:41 AM 4,993 Views 34 Comments

The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-2014.

# charities - Friday 17 January, 2014

Shatter: Charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter
# Charities
# Charities

Shatter: Charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter

Jan 17th 2014, 6:20 PM 5,774 Views 51 Comments

All registered charities will have to provide reports to the authority each year on their activities.

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly
# Charities
# Charities

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly

Jan 17th 2014, 2:32 PM 5,098 Views 69 Comments

Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.

# charities - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Why are so many vital services being provided by charities in the first place?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are so many vital services being provided by charities in the first place?

Jan 8th 2014, 1:00 PM 7 Views 38 Comments

We must – of course – question the behaviour and practises of Irish charities, but should also ask why they are providing so many vital services instead of the State, writes Ruairí McKiernan.

# charities - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: New Year's Eve
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: New Year's Eve

Dec 31st 2013, 8:51 AM 11,984 Views 8 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know on the final day of 2013.

# charities - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
# Donations
# Donations

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

Dec 17th 2013, 6:53 PM 7,412 Views 56 Comments

The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.

# charities - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?

Dec 14th 2013, 10:12 AM 6,430 Views 71 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?