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# GoFundMe

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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.
# removed
GoFundMe takes down page set up to 'send Irish homeless to Ukrainian hotels'
It was shut down last week.
# THOMAS O HALLORAN
Tributes pour in for Clare man murdered in London
A verified online fundraiser has been set up to pay for Mr O’Halloran’s funeral expenses, with over €2,500 (£2,165) raised so far.
# Worry
Private investigator begins hunt for missing rugby league player
Repeated attempts to track Bryn Hargreaves down have drawn a blank
# Cork
Paramedics set up GoFundMe page to assist elderly siblings robbed at knife point
Gerry O’Halloran (79) and his 83 year old sister Mary were threatened by a male intruder in the course of an aggravated burglary.
All time
# New York City
Cork man missing from New York since Saturday found safe
Ryan Cody’s mother said that she could never repay family, friends and the wider community for their support.
# Leon Kavanagh
Fundraiser set up to pay for funeral of homeless Cork man who saved person's life days before he died
Leon Kavanagh died just two days after his 31st birthday.
# Kildare
Fundraiser raises €158,000 for four children in Kildare orphaned after dad died from Covid-19
The family have been living in the Naas area for a number of years.
# NoFundMe
Boris Johnson's call to 'bung a bob for Big Ben bong' fails to gather funds
It would cost half a million pounds to make Big Ben ring on 31 January.
# newborn babies
'Heartwarming': Rotunda doctors raise €80,000 through public donations for vital hospital equipment
The funding will go towards an echocardiography machine in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
# gina miller
Investigation into crowd-funding page which sought £10,000 for hitman to kill anti-Brexit campaigner
The page did not raise any money before it was taken down.
# jason hogan
Online fundraiser set up for 12-year-old boy severely injured in Clare crash that killed two
Jason Hogan continues to receive treatment for severe burns at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.
# rafal skora
Fundraiser set up for family of man who died in Wicklow mountains paragliding accident
Ralph Skora lived in north Dublin with his wife and two children.
# Budd Chiari Syndrome
'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK
Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.
# Zac Higgins
Fundraising appeal for toddler in coma after Cork hit-and-run
The three-year-old boy sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a car outside his home last week.
# Worthy Cause
Liverpool and Ireland to take part in Aviva legends match in aid of Sean Cox
Former footballing greats are set to line out in Dublin on 12 April.
# get annette home
Dublin woman 'stranded' in Spain after suffering stroke and being discharged from hospital
Annette Tyrrell (62) suffered a stroke while on holiday in Alicante 10 days ago.
# carr fire
Over 10k raised for Cork mother of six left homeless by California wildfires
Zita Harrington Biehle’s home in Redding was destroyed by the Carr Fire in July.
# 8th Referendum
Tara Flynn 'can't accept' €7k raised in online campaign
A GoFundMe campaign was set up for Flynn to take a holiday.
# Repatriation
Go Fund Me campaign for family of Jastine Valdez raises over €20,000 in 11 hours
The fundraiser was set up to help pay for Jastine’s repatriation by a group of volunteers who help run embassy outreach missions in Ireland.
# Nice Touch
Liverpool to hang Dunboyne GAA jersey in dressing room as gesture to Irish attack victim
The Reds will show support to Sean Cox, while over €37k has been raised for his medical costs.
# GoFundMe
'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.
# michael hyndman
'A living nightmare': Fundraiser for Belfast man put in coma after suffering head injury in Sydney
Michael Hyndman sustained the injuries following an altercation in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.
# GoFundMe
Irish teacher (26) who suffered 3 cardiac arrests in UAE begins to show signs of consciousness
Aisling Brady (26) moved to the Gulf state last year after taking an extended break from her hometown job in Trim, Co Meath.
# aisling brady
Over €100,000 raised for teacher who suffered cardiac arrests in UAE
26-year-old Aisling Brady suffered the medical crisis last month and remains in hospital.
# Cystic Fibrosis
Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target
A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.
# karen and ed stewart
Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer
The couple has three children under the age of 10.
# the chilli penguin
A group of people in Kilkenny have brilliantly come together after a local Mexican restaurant was robbed
What did we ever do before GoFundMe?
# raise and give
GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing?
Charities big and small have gone online, and personal stories point the way towards attracting donors in their droves.
# Outside the box
'Put a cost on his life': The limited options facing Irish cancer patients when time is running out
There are drugs that could help him, but cancer patient Brian Slattery needs to fund the €140,000 treatment himself.
# apollo house legacy
Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charities
Brendan Carr said that the funds raised by the campaign should “be immediately put to use assisting people in housing need”.
# 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.
# Niall Hurley
Family begin campaign to fly seriously-ill Kerryman home from Canada
Niall Hurley, a 28-year-old carpenter from Tralee, was planning to return home when he suffered from a brain aneurysm and a stroke.
# lydia daly-shorten
Friends kickstart fundraising drive after Irish woman seriously injured in China
Lydia Daly-Shorten was involved in an accident in Guangdong on Saturday.
# kingdom of romance
Young couple who set up 're-unite us' GoFundMe page reach target in matter of days
The page was set up just four days ago.
# Chancers
Two young lovers start GoFundMe campaign to re-unite them across the Atlantic
Shane form Kerry and Madeline from Massachusetts met in Dingle last Summer.
# zoe ireland
Baby born prematurely in Ireland is going home thanks to an anonymous donor
Her parents Gavin and Jenny had launched an online Gofundme campaign to pay for a medical flight to transport Zoe back to her home in Tennessee.
# zoe ireland drake
Family launches crowdfunding campaign to bring baby, born in Ireland after diverted flight, home
Baby Zoe Ireland Drake was born in Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital after her mother went into labour on board an American Airlines flight bound for the US.
# bring him home
Family of Irish man killed in Australia raise thousands to bring him home
Jamie Peppard died in hospital in Perth on Monday.
# Jacob Jenkins
Two-year-old in induced coma after choking on grape in Pizza Hut
The incident happened in Hartlepool, a town in North East England, on Friday night.