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# Charity

Last month
May 2023
# Charity
84% support for tougher action against charities in event of wrongdoing
The Charities Regulator has published the results of public polling on donations and the regulation of charities.
# Pieta House
Tens of thousands take part in Darkness Into Light events across the country
Phoenix Park in Dublin hosted one of the day’s biggest events.
This year
# Yemen
At least 85 people killed after crowd surge at Yemen charity distribution
Local officials said that around 50 people were in serious condition in hospital.
'We've seen more working people and others who wouldn't be homeless in normal circumstances'
A report by
David MacRedmond
While some have predicted a sudden, large increase in homelessness after the lifting of the eviction ban, others say the increase will be more gradual.
Homeless charities have spoken about the breadth of people being affected by the housing crisis.
Depaul has detailed concerns over people's access to medical care.
Elderly people are at particular risk of becoming homeless after eviction.
Landlords issued more than 4,300 notices to quit in final quarter of 2022, new figures show
'100% incorrect': Taoiseach denies claim he overruled Housing Minister to end the eviction ban
# Western Care
Mayo charity could 'decide' whether to invite inspectors due to legal loophole, Dáil hears
TD Rose Conway-Walsh said an independent investigation needs to be carried out at the organisation.
# donkey sanctuary
Donkey from animal cruelty video has been rescued by charity as Gardaí investigate
Gardaí have asked anyone with information relating to the incident o contact them as their investigation continues.
Last year
Childline volunteer: I have been able to help kids in trouble the way I was helped
Jonathan Ryan will be working the Childline phones through Christmas – he is reminded of how the helpline got him through his own tough times.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you volunteering or donating to charity this Christmas?
Will you be giving the gift of giving this year?
# behind the tinsel
'It's nostalgia - it's like no other radio station I've ever been on': Inside Christmas FM
The staple of Irish Christmas listening is in its fifteenth year — and has a new studio.
# Mediterranean
Charity asks France, Spain, Greece for help with rescued migrants
There are many unaccompanied minors and children on board, the youngest of whom is three
# climb with charlie
Charlie Bird thanks thousands for ‘day of kindness’ while presenting €3.3 million to charities
The former RTÉ correspondent hinted he may pursue another challenge if his health permits it.
# Charity
Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine
More than one in five people donated money solely to causes supporting Ukraine.
# Donations
Poll: Have you donated money to support Ukraine?
Have you given?
# Kabul
Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.
All time
Opinion: Three charity workers share how Covid changed fundraising without dampening spirits
The pandemic has affected the sector, but these three people from different charities say they’re still feeling bright about the spirit of giving.
# A helping hand
Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day
The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, Irish Rural Link and Alone are teaming up to provide the service.
# ICHH wind down
Dublin homeless charity to be liquidated following sexual assault allegations
The charity’s assets are estimated to be in excess of €1 million.
# ichh
'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out
An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.
# anthony flynn
Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is "absolutely shocked" by reports of allegations relating to ICHH
The DRHE and the HSE have now arranged for a professional advice and support service
An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity's founder, Anthony Flynn
# Charity
Social Democrats TD has 'declined' offer to take up role as chair of ICHH board
The Dublin homeless charity has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.
# ichh
Council calls for independent review into Dublin homeless charity to be concluded and published
A spokesperson for the Charities Regulator said it is engaging with ICHH on the issues that have emerged.
# Investigation
Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate BirdWatch Ireland
The charities regulator said a statutory investigation was warranted after a number of concerns were raised.
# inner city helping homeless
Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.
# ChildFund Ireland
Ex-charity chief spent ‘excessive and inappropriate’ amount on dining and travel
ChildFund Ireland, which received millions of euro from the State, was at the centre of a Charities Regulator probe.
Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.
# Ducklings
100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend
People earlier this month were urged not to buy ducklings being sold for as low as €5 each.
# Courts
Ex-Bothar CEO 'stole' money donated to charity over 21-year period, High Court hears
The matter will return before the court next month.
# Microsoft
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
The couple have been married for 27 years.
# Donations
Former Bóthar CEO admits misappropriation of charity funds
David Moloney resigned his post as the organisation’s CEO in February.
# charities regulator
Two in five Irish people have donated more than €100 to charities in the past year
Of those donating, 52% are donating to charity at least every two months.
# High Court
Charity Bóthar claims ex-CEO misappropriated hundreds of thousands of euro worth of donations
The charity has secured a temporary High Court injunction freezing the assets of David Moloney.
# Ceann Comhairle
Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.
# surrendered
Dogs Trust charity received 172 requests over Chrismas from people wanting to surrender their pet
In one instance, CCTV footage showed a dog being abandoned at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.
# mac the donkey
Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field
The donkey has been taken into the care of the My Lovely Horse Rescue charity.
# Fraud
Man arrested and charged after €6K allegedly stolen from breastfeeding charity
The man is due in court in June.
# classy gesture
Wolves boss donates £250,000 to charity
Nuno Espirito Santo has dug into his own pocket as part of the Feed Our Pack project.
# Worthy Cause
‘It made sense to fill the Aviva in support of his recovery’: Rugby community unites to help severely injured player
38-year-old Philip Caldwell was involved in a freak accident while playing tag rugby over the summer.
# falalalalalalalala
Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
# Charity
Peter McVerry Trust to provide 210 social housing units, mostly in Dublin, in the next year
70% will be one-bedroom units, the housing charity said.
# oh canada
Trudeau denies interference in Canadian government contract awarded to charity with family ties
It is the third ethics probe the Canadian prime minister has faced.