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# crowdfunding

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2022
# shut down
GoFundMe probing €150k fundraiser as it removes several Irish far-right campaigns
Hate groups rely heavily on online donations, experts say.
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# crowdfunding
Over €325,000 raised for private search to find missing footballer Emiliano Sala
The official search for Sala and pilot David Ibbotson was called off last week.
# tabby's star
We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.
# crowdfunding
British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court
He’s trying to raise €83,000 online to do it.
# protection
You may want to continue using PayPal if you're funding any risky projects
The service is no longer covering crowdfunding under its Purchase Protection plan, but Irish users are safe.
# Buncrana
"This could have happened to anybody" - Locals raise €90,000 for bereaved family of slipway tragedy
Michelle Black and Martin McGranaghan have raised a huge sum between them in an effort to help in any way they can.
# flavour of the month
Pepsi (yes, that Pepsi) is trying to fund its own cheap smartphone
The soft drinks company is using a crowdfunding site in China to fund its own budget Android device.
# give me land
The company that lets you buy property for £50 has an eye on Ireland
Nearly a year after its launch, London-based Property Partner has its sights on international markets.
# crowdfunding
Ireland's oldest library needs help to fix famous books, including one by Isaac Newton from 1686
Marsh’s is an Enlightenment-era library, and has thousands of books that need some form of conservation work.
# squeezed
The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company's high-tech stress-beating device
Galvanic crowdfunded its way to market with the Pip. Here’s why.
# crowdfunding
A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it
The internet can be nice. Sometimes.
# looks comfy
One of the best-funded Kickstarter projects of all time is... something akin to a Swiss Army Jacket
The Baubax Travel Jacket has raised €4.2 million in funding with almost a month left to go.
# man pills
These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill
Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?
# silicone valley
This Irish woman raised €5 million for her sticky rubber that can fix nearly anything
Sugru will be valued at almost €40 million after the crowdfunding effort.
# with a whimper
It's official - Greece has failed to pay for its loans with the IMF
The deadline of 11pm has been and gone.
# final frontier
Pornhub wants to shoot the first ever sex tape in space
They launched a crowdfunding campaign today and hope the ‘sexploration’ will begin in 2016.
# lynch time
Shane Lynch is selling Skype calls for €68 to fund his solo album
Among many, many other Shane Lynch-themed offers.
# cat melodeon
Love cats? Ireland's first cat café is looking for donations
Founder Georgina O’Neill has set up a crowdfunding page to help raise money for the café.
# worst
Lonely hipster tries to crowdfund money for dates, internet turns on him
Good luck with that.
# lyme disease
This woman needs 3,000 tenners to save her life
Denise Ryan said treatment in America is her “last chance”.
# leo burdock
This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow
Leo Burdock would rather pay interest to punters than “bankers in ivory towers”.
# we have lift-off
Meet some of the first Irish entrepreneurs to make their projects happen with Kickstarter
Several local startups have been given a big boost through the crowdfunding site.
# pay for my taxi
Woman successfully crowdfunds her 'outrageous' $362 taxi fare
She claimed the fare had left her unable to pay her rent.
# operation
Inventor of Operation successfully raises $25,000 for his operation through crowdfunding campaign
The internet did good.
Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter
Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.
# Baby Steps
Creative crowdfunding site Fund It has raised €3 million for projects like this
The money has gone to everything from a multimedia horror show to a heart-rate monitor for sheep.
# branch out
Irish small businesses are still too old-school when it comes to getting loans
Think more crowdfunding, less banking, economists say.
The guy who raised €43k to make potato salad is throwing a huge 'Potatostock' party
We want to go to there.
# crowdfunding
The most popular crowdfunding site globally has launched in Ireland today
Kickstarter will now allow Irish creators to submit their project directly, which will go live for funding next month.
# crowdfunding
"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.
# penny in the jar
'Largest ever' fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery
Nephin Distillery is hoping to raise €114,000 over the next 35 days.
# Support
This Irish filmmaker-turned-kickboxer needs your help
Brosna O’Donovan is in the process of making a film about the success of the sport in Ireland.
# good cause
Want to help a young boy whose bike was stolen?
Barnardos has launched an online fundraising campaign to buy a bike for a young boy after his was stolen yesterday. His family cannot afford a new one.
# Regulation Stations
Central Bank issues warning on crowdfunding regulation
Dame Street wants consumers to be on their guard, but the industry says it wants to be regulated.
# What I've Learned
Borrowing without banks: here's how you've done it
Cutting out the high street bank is becoming a realistic option for SMEs.
# gramps
This Irish granddad could become a famous artist if an internet campaign succeeds
But he needs your help.
# mo' monk-ey
Monks turn to the internet to restore cell used by St Francis of Assisi
The Franciscan monks say they want to ask people who can afford it to donate, rather than asking for money from the State given the economic crisis.
# covering the costs
Want to get a project successfully crowdfunded? Make sure it's about the arts
Fund It has seen more than €2.15 million pledged to 595 projects, with 179 being involving theatre, dance, opera and poetry performances.
# one billion dollars
Kickstarter reaches milestone by raising $1 billion in pledges
In its five year history, the crowdfunding site saw more than half of the $1 billion pledged in the last twelve months.
# Twinsters
Long-lost twins appeal for more money to complete film about incredible reunion
Anais and Samantha had no idea that a random YouTube video would bring them together.