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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Charities

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Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks
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
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Poll: Should Paul Kiely have to give back his CRC retirement package?
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
The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-2014.
Shatter: Charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter
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
Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.
Column: Why are so many vital services being provided by charities in the first place?
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.
The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.
Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?
Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?
Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal
Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.
Column: Tarring all charities with the same brush hurts vulnerable people
Worried about how your charitable donation is being spent? Don’t cancel your contribution, ask where it’s going – and expect a straight answer, writes CEO of Fundraising Ireland Anne Hanniffy.
HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC
It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.
'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors
Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.
Jack & Jill CEO: 'I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension'
Jonathan Irwin said charity staff having their salaries topped up with money from donations is “damaging”.
Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines
The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.
Column: Collaboration, though not easy, is essential for charities to make a difference
It’s very rare that a social justice ‘win’ can be claimed by any one group – but when civil society organisations come together to fight for a cause, the results are inspiring, writes Anna Visser on National Giving Week.
Youth charity calls on Arthur's Day acts to donate fees to alcohol abuse groups says the musical acts can acknowledge the effect alcohol can have by donating their performance fee.
Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation
It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.
Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.
Charity funds remain unpaid as Event Elephant petition for examinership
Several charity organisations claims that Event Elephant owes them money as interim examiner is appointed.
Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014
New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.
Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption
The moves are outlined in a Bill published this afternoon which amends the Property Tax scheme before it begins in July.
Recycling project turning cigarette butts into plastic
Entrepreneur has turned a creative eye on all kinds of refuse that would previously have gone straight to landfill.
Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign
Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman’s story is one of 12 the human rights group wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.
Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs
The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.
Two thirds of charities report increase in demand for services
The past three years have seen a surge in demand for the service of charities – but also a significant drop in income – according to a new report.
Column: Charities need our trust – so they require tighter regulation
The non-profit sector generates €6billion a year but goes virtually unregulated, writes Michael Moriarty. Isn’t it time this changed?
Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector
A Labour senate group will table a motion this week calling for the implementation of the 2009 Charities Act.
Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave
The elderly outreach charity says sustained cuts to statutory funding are making it a struggle to balance its books.
Non-profit transparency database to close due to lack of funding
The database collected information and funding, salaries and spending in non-profits and charities.
Report: Ireland will soon have fewer charities
The survey found that the future outlook for many non-profits is questionable…and boards may have to decide to cease operations altogether.
Action needed to secure charity independence, suggests report
A report published by an umbrella body of Irish charities says legal changes are needed to allow charities to flourish.