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#Charity

# charity - Sunday 14 August, 2016

"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"

We spent an afternoon at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to drug users in Dublin.

# charity - Monday 8 August, 2016

€3 million in State funding for Goal withheld as investigation into charity's Syrian finances continues

Two members of Goal’s Turkey staff have already been sacked in the aftermath of the scandal.

# charity - Monday 1 August, 2016

# charity - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Community rallies to help Irishman injured in Australia

Liam Boland toppled over and fell six metres to a concrete pathway below, sustaining serious injuries.

# charity - Saturday 23 July, 2016

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

# charity - Friday 15 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge This little girl asked for a donation to an Irish charity instead of birthday presents Act Of Kindness

# charity - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

“This is not an organisation that we controlled" - HSE defends its record after Console controversy

Director general Tony O’Brien said that the HSE had contingency plans in place should the charity fold.

# charity - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week

Kelly, his wife Patricia, and son Tim have filed three affidavits which counsel for Console has asked for more time to consider.

# charity - Saturday 9 July, 2016

HSE says St John of God is breaching pay rules with CEO's €182,000 salary

St John of God considers John Pepper to be paid by private sources, so not subject to pay rules.

# charity - Friday 8 July, 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

# charity - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups

The parents said they feel betrayed that these payments were made while the school suffered cuts.

# charity - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Number of Console staff withdraw resignations they handed in after controversy

It’s feared the revelations about Console will have a negative impact on donations to charities.

# charity - Monday 4 July, 2016

Harris to meet HSE over "harrowing" Console audit

Harris has said the HSE Console audit is ”a harrowing read”.

# charity - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.

# charity - Friday 1 July, 2016

Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity?

Have the allegations made you think twice about donating – or where you donate to?

# charity - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald

The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.

# charity - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

'My blood was boiling' - Restaurateur Derry Clarke among those to react to Console revelations

Several people have reacted with anger and dismay at the suicide charity malpractices.

# charity - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Charity regulator 'should have been in Console's offices long ago'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the charity regulator is seeking assurances robust governance is in place.

# charity - Friday 24 June, 2016

"I actually feel physically sick" - Console service users hit out at charity management

Fundraisers said that that they had been let down by Console.

Igor was abandoned in an orphanage as a baby - now he spends his summers in Ireland with a loving family

150 children will arrive in Ireland today to spend the summer with Irish families.

# charity - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Concerns raised about finances at suicide charity Console

A number of irregularities have been uncovered by RTÉ.

# charity - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Gardaí catch youths in Kerry operating suicide charity collection scam

Their fake identity badges were taken from them and the money they collected will go to the charity they pretended they were working for.

# charity - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 Pele auctions off entire collection of medals and memorabilia to raise millions for charity Legend

Pele auctions off entire collection of medals and memorabilia to raise millions for charity

The three-time World Cup winner is selling more than 2,000 items of personal memorabilia in London this week.

# charity - Friday 3 June, 2016

Ireland has tumbled down the list of 'good' countries

We’re not bad, just not as good anymore.

From The42 12 Gardai to honour Chris Byrne's memory with Holyhead to Dublin row tomorrow Fundraising

12 Gardai to honour Chris Byrne's memory with Holyhead to Dublin row tomorrow

They’ll be rowing for up to 15 hours tomorrow to raise €50,000 for Beaumont.

# charity - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back

Oisín Creagh has been flying paramotors for the last ten years.

# charity - Sunday 29 May, 2016

'I couldn’t just sit and wait for a cure': How this man is raising funds to research his rare condition Friedreich's Ataxia This post contains videos

'I couldn’t just sit and wait for a cure': How this man is raising funds to research his rare condition

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia include loss of coordination, vision impairment and hearing loss.

# charity - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Anti-Trump protesters hurl rocks and bottles outside rally

The protesters, several of whom waved Mexican flags, also chanted expletives about Trump.

# charity - Saturday 14 May, 2016

This man is about to set sail around Ireland ... in a dinghy

He’s raising funds for ChildVision, the national education centre for blind children.

# charity - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Calls to address 'crisis' as HIV cases nearly double in first 4 months of the year

There were 175 cases of HIV reported in the first 16 weeks of 2016, compared to 106 in the same period last year.

# charity - Friday 15 April, 2016

From The42 Drogba suing The Daily Mail over claims donations to his charity are being spent elsewhere Legal Action

Drogba suing The Daily Mail over claims donations to his charity are being spent elsewhere

The Ivorian says “there is no fraud, no corruption” despite an article which made allegations of “serious regulatory concerns”.

# charity - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Man avoids jail after stealing €18k from his Lapland charity for terminally ill kids

The charity was set up to send children to Lapland.

# charity - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Travel agent stole €18k from Lapland charity he founded for terminally ill children

He wrote cheques from the charity’s account and lodged them into his personal account, but said the money was not to be kept for personal gain.

# charity - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant ‘Jungle’ at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# charity - Friday 15 January, 2016

From Business ETC Everyone's favourite festive station made a stockingful of charity cash this Christmas Christmas FM

Everyone's favourite festive station made a stockingful of charity cash this Christmas

Christmas FM broke its previous fundraising record.

# charity - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Charity hopes to find homes for kittens abandoned on Christmas Eve – by naming them after Star Wars characters

The seven kittens were left at London’s Wood Green Animal Charity on 24 December.

# charity - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Charity gives free joints to homeless people on Christmas Eve

The non-profit organisation said they stunt was an attempt to raise funds for services for homeless people.

# charity - Saturday 19 December, 2015

This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless

StreetSmart is working with restaurants to allow diners to add €2 onto the cost of their meal.

# charity - Thursday 17 December, 2015

1,571 Irish children will spend their Christmas in shelters

The number of people in emergency accommodation is nearly double what it was this time last year.

‘It is a very humbling thing to act as a channel for people’s good will’

The annual Black Santa appeal is kicking off in Dublin today.

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