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

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

May 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,560 Views 9 Comments

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

'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
# MASER
# MASER

'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)

Apr 23rd 2018, 2:38 PM 19,094 Views 121 Comments

The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.

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

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

Apr 19th 2018, 9:01 AM 17,872 Views 34 Comments

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

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

Apr 18th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,166 Views 53 Comments

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'
# Mobility
# Mobility

Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'

Apr 7th 2018, 10:00 PM 32,236 Views 28 Comments

There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor
# New Lives
# New Lives

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Mar 31st 2018, 9:15 AM 9,681 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

This charity is selling thousands of artworks for €50 each - some are by world-famous names

This charity is selling thousands of artworks for €50 each - some are by world-famous names

Mar 24th 2018, 9:40 AM 15,595 Views 3 Comments

The catch: you won’t know whose picture you have – amatuer or world famous professional – until after the purchase.

Can you spot the Tracey Emin? Art worth thousands going on sale for €50
# Incognito
# Incognito

Can you spot the Tracey Emin? Art worth thousands going on sale for €50

Mar 18th 2018, 10:00 AM 26,141 Views 9 Comments

The unique fundraiser beat all expectations last year with people queuing up from 4am.

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland
# Lonely
# Lonely

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,332 Views 18 Comments

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

55-year-old Irishman to become oldest person to travel around the world on a bike
# Charity
# Charity

55-year-old Irishman to become oldest person to travel around the world on a bike

Mar 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 39,785 Views 28 Comments

Dermot Higgins set off on his 31,000km journey last June. He’s set to return to Dublin on 1 April.

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house
# Hidden Homelessness
# Hidden Homelessness

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Mar 10th 2018, 6:30 PM 42,406 Views 96 Comments

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles on
# KFC Crisis
# KFC Crisis

KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles on

Feb 23rd 2018, 1:05 PM 52,855 Views 68 Comments

The delivery crisis, which led to the closure of hundreds of KFC outlets, erupted last weekend after the fast food giant switched delivery operator.

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'
# Newborns
# Newborns

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Feb 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,795 Views 16 Comments

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area
# Charity
# Charity

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area

Feb 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,185 Views 32 Comments

Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back
# Trocaire Box
# Trocaire Box

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Feb 17th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,633 Views 25 Comments

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
# Rescued
# Rescued

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM 20,259 Views 24 Comments

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

Why are more and more Irish charities not publishing their financial information?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are more and more Irish charities not publishing their financial information?

Feb 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 4,409 Views 78 Comments

‘How can charities ask us to trust them more, when they tell us less?’, writes Patricia Quinn.

Regulator says up to 40 Irish charities could be owed €70k by company in liquidation
# Pembroke
# Pembroke

Regulator says up to 40 Irish charities could be owed €70k by company in liquidation

Feb 11th 2018, 11:22 AM 10,165 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard on Friday that up to €3.8 million could be owed to charities by Pembroke Dynamic Internet Services.

Theresa May calls for Oxfam probe over 'shocking' Haiti prostitutes allegations
# Charity Commission
# Charity Commission

Theresa May calls for Oxfam probe over 'shocking' Haiti prostitutes allegations

Feb 10th 2018, 4:56 PM 18,602 Views 22 Comments

The Prime Minister has called the UK’s charity regulator to launch a “full and urgent investigation of these very serious allegations”.

Charities are hunting for €3.8m missing after the collapse of a detained Irish man's firm
# Search
# Search

Charities are hunting for €3.8m missing after the collapse of a detained Irish man's firm

Feb 9th 2018, 6:52 PM 24,065 Views 0 Comments

The company, Pembroke Dynamic, handled donated funds for outfits including the Red Cross.

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

Jan 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,890 Views 49 Comments

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

Art worth thousands of euro could be yours for just €50
# Incognito
# Incognito

Art worth thousands of euro could be yours for just €50

Jan 16th 2018, 9:30 PM 24,706 Views 15 Comments

People queued for hours last year.

Christmas FM raised enough money to save the sight of 5,000 people
# Christmas Miracle
# Christmas Miracle

Christmas FM raised enough money to save the sight of 5,000 people

Jan 9th 2018, 3:10 PM 14,365 Views 28 Comments

The figure means that Christmas FM has raised almost €1.5 million since 2008.

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

Dec 28th 2017, 12:57 PM 9,001 Views 29 Comments

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people
# Good Cause
# Good Cause

Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people

Dec 26th 2017, 10:47 AM 10,072 Views 6 Comments

The unwanted gifts appeal takes place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin

Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country
# Splash
# Splash

Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country

Dec 26th 2017, 10:19 AM 18,707 Views 15 Comments

Hundreds turned out across the country for Christmas Day swims.

Heartwarming scenes as Rooney visits children's charities with huge donations
# Season Of Goodwill
From The42
# Season Of Goodwill

Heartwarming scenes as Rooney visits children's charities with huge donations

Dec 24th 2017, 12:28 PM 11,543 Views 8 Comments

He donated £750,000 in total to the three Liverpool-based charities.

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
# Santa's Workshop
# Santa's Workshop

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

Dec 21st 2017, 1:08 PM 14,954 Views 8 Comments

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

Dec 20th 2017, 8:10 AM 21,319 Views 98 Comments

Michael D Higgins used his Christmas message to address the homeless crisis.

This malnourished 5-year-old girl had her life saved thanks to Irish donations
# Somalia
# Somalia

This malnourished 5-year-old girl had her life saved thanks to Irish donations

Dec 19th 2017, 8:06 AM 10,413 Views 16 Comments

Charity Concern Worldwide heaped praise on the Irish public after €1.5 million was donated to its east Africa appeal.

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016
# Amen
# Amen

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016

Dec 6th 2017, 11:56 AM 14,321 Views 84 Comments

Men’s domestic abuse charity Amen has released it’s annual report.

The Dublin man who goes all out with his Christmas lights for charity has added a snow machine
# Let It Snow
From The Daily Edge
# Let It Snow

The Dublin man who goes all out with his Christmas lights for charity has added a snow machine

Dec 6th 2017, 10:45 AM 5,906 Views 0 Comments

And the queues are out the door.

Poll: Will you give to charity this Christmas?
# Charity
# Charity

Poll: Will you give to charity this Christmas?

Dec 4th 2017, 9:10 AM 19,089 Views 46 Comments

It’s a time for giving, they say.

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,479 Views 8 Comments

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

Woman sets up fund for homeless man who bought her petrol - donations pass €300,000

Woman sets up fund for homeless man who bought her petrol - donations pass €300,000

Nov 25th 2017, 11:00 AM 54,053 Views 53 Comments

“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day.”

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 26,741 Views 14 Comments

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'
# Alone At Christmas
# Alone At Christmas

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Nov 21st 2017, 1:15 PM 19,779 Views 30 Comments

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'
# Food Parcels
# Food Parcels

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Nov 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 19,775 Views 62 Comments

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression'
# International Men's Day
# International Men's Day

'I was a rock 'n' roll roadie for 30 years. Nobody understood why I was suffering from depression'

Nov 12th 2017, 10:30 AM 35,823 Views 21 Comments

Mike Bartlett is just one of the many Irish men who received mental health support from the Mojo initiative.

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

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

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,284 Views 29 Comments

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