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# Donations

This year
# donohoe to blame
Explainer: Why is Paschal Donohoe still in hot water over political donation declarations?
The Minister is now due to make a further statement to the Dáil on Tuesday.
Last year
# Aid
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
A further €1.6 million was donated towards victims of the Creeslough tragedy.
# Political Donations
Sinn Féin receive highest amount in disclosed political donations last year
Donations made by TDs, Senators, MEPs across six political parties amounted to €193,511.
# Donations
Four TDs and senators were given €3,000 in political donations last year
Public reps must disclose any donations valued at (or totalling) €600 or more from an individual source.
# 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
Churchgoers on island of Ireland raise €3.25 million for Ukraine
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin paid tribute to the generosity of parishioners.
# Donations
Body armour and 10 tonnes of food sent by Ireland to Ukrainian army
Defence Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that the equipment and food will shortly arrive at a Polish logistics hub.
# Donations
Poll: Have you donated money to support Ukraine?
Have you given?
All time
# Donations
Former Bóthar CEO admits misappropriation of charity funds
David Moloney resigned his post as the organisation’s CEO in February.
# Charities
Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals
It’s the time of giving, after all.
# Donations
Over €400k raised for children's hospice LauraLynn following Liveline appeal
It took less than 48 hours for the money to be donated.
# Donations
Over €300,000 raised for CF Ireland through 65 Roses fundraising efforts
The 65 Roses fundraising campaign would usually see community-hosted events take place across the country.
# good news
Almost €550,000 donated to grassroots fundraiser Feed The Heroes in 2 weeks
Here’s a round up of some lovely things people are doing for one another – from a teddy bear hunt to Gardaí walking senior citizens’ dogs.
# give a helping hand
Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
# lovely gesture
Con O'Callaghan auctions All-Ireland final jersey to raise funds for clubmate with brain injury
Cuala’s Sean Drummond is undergoing intensive rehabilitation after being knocked down in an accident.
# life-saving work
RNLI sees donation surge after being forced to defend its work saving lives overseas
The RNLI says less than 2% of annual expenditure is spent outside the UK and Ireland.
# Paris
French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame
The restoration is expected to take a number of years.
# give a helping hand
Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be more likely to donate to a charity if contactless payments were an option?
Temple Street Children’s Hospital is introducing contactless payment versions of traditional bucket collection.
Phasing out the Christmas collection bucket? Irish charities start the switch to contactless payments
Temple Street Children’s Hospital has said it’s moving away from traditional bucket collecting methods.
# Funding
Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal
The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
# charities regulator
Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people
Some 300,000 volunteers donate 67.9 million hours per year.
# Donations
Charity behind Galway's arthouse cinema recorded no income after 2007, despite donations
Solas-Galway Picture Palace went into voluntary liquidation in July 2017.
# Donations
The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year
Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.
# Fraud
Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations
The fake page had almost 700,000 followers.
Actress Emma Watson donates £1 million to kickstart new anti-sexual harassment campaign
The fund was announced in an open letter supporting the Time’s Up movement, signed by 200 women.
# charities regulator
House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities
The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.
# good cause
Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people
The unwanted gifts appeal takes place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin
# trump bump
Wikipedia got a huge bump in donations after Donald Trump's election win sat down with Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, who was in Dublin this week for Internet Day.
# bin bags
Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'
Some charities have experienced an increase in people leaving items outside their shops.
# Transplants
Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.
# Dublin
Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene
Justin Murray pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Ballymun church.
# apollo house
Home Sweet Home donations to be given to groups tackling homelessness
About €129,000 was unspent after the occupation of Apollo House in Dublin ended.
# authorsforgrenfell
Man asks for book character to be named after ex-pupil who died in Grenfell Tower, public raises £20,000
James Clements asked that a character in author Philip Pullman’s coming book be named after his ex-pupil, and Grenfell victim, Nur Huda el-Wahabi.
# apollo house legacy
What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?
The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.
# Donations
Up to €8,000 stolen from Trocaire boxes in Clare church
The thieves broke into a safe before escaping with the cash.
# twist charity
Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner
Oliver Williams was prosecuted for misrepresenting Twist Charity as a charitable organisation.
Community collects enough money to carry the cost of Reece Cullen's funeral
Reece Cullen was stabbed to death last Thursday.
# sponsored by Dublin Simon Community
How you can give someone in need a wonderful gift this Christmas
Here’s how your donations to the Dublin Simon Community can help people this Christmas.
# sponsored by WEEE
7 things you didn't know about the LauraLynn Hospice
LauraLynn is Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, providing much-needed care to short and precious lives.