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# Philanthropy

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€30 million donation to Trinity is one of the largest gifts to an Irish university by individuals
The funds will kickstart the development of the new Trinity East Campus
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.
Australian mining magnate gives away €266 million in 'act of love'
It is the single biggest donation ever given by an Australian citizen.
Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago
The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.
This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history
The money will go towards research into dementia.
All of Ireland completely fell in love with Eva Longoria on the Late Late last night
She’s smart and fun. Can we be friends with her?
People are not happy about Tony Blair being named 'Philanthropist of the Year' at the GQ Awards
The magazine has defended its decision.
Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.
Can you give 1 per cent (of your time or money) to a good cause?
A new campaign is asking people to commit 1 per cent of their income, profits or time to a cause they believe in.
"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana
The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.
Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today
They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.
Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.
Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime
Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.
20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man
In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.
The greatest rags to riches story of all time
“The man who dies rich dies disgraced” – the amazing life of Andrew Carnegie.
What did the Guinness family ever do for us?
Forget Arthur’s Day – National Philanthropy Day will hear about the real legacy left behind by some members of the brewing family: a cathedral, a library… and bacteria get a look in too.
Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave
The elderly outreach charity says sustained cuts to statutory funding are making it a struggle to balance its books.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he has cancer
The 81-year-old said that his cancer was not life-threatening and he expected to continue in his role as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people
President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.
Star Wars' James Earl Jones honoured with lifetime achievement Oscar
Oprah Winfrey was also honoured by the Academy, receiving an honourary Oscar for philanthropy, while makeup artist Dick Smith received one for his work on films such as The Exorcist and The Godfather.
National Concert Hall gets NY fundraiser
James Galway to host black-tie gala concert and dinner at the Lincoln Centre – the first such event on US soil in the NCH’s 30-year history.
Give it away now: Facebook founder joins billionaires' pledge to donate their fortunes
Mark Zuckerberg answers the call of the ‘Giving Pledge’ organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, a man who might have some tips for our public finances…
Philanthropy: 40, Cynicism: 0
We lift the lid on the world’s biggest givers – the 40 American billionaires pledging to leave over half their fortunes to charity