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# charity - Monday 21 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations Twittersphere

How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations

A story in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday prompted an angry reaction on social media.

# charity - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director’s €100k salary to the average industrial wage

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

# charity - Friday 11 April, 2014

Here’s how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity)

The couple paid an effective income tax rate of 20.4 per cent.

# charity - Thursday 10 April, 2014

The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business

Angela Kerins, her family and Rehab’s relationship with Complete Eco Solutions is under scrutiny again. What is it all about?

Rehab management are at the Public Accounts Committee today – but Flannery and Kerins won’t be there

Angela Kerins has told the Public Accounts Committee she is unwell, but Frank Flannery says he simply can’t help.

# charity - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Government is ‘ignoring suicide crisis’ says Pieta House founder

Joan Freeman says that suicide is a “warm blanket used by our politicians during the cold days of campaigning, only to be shrugged off when elected”.

# charity - Monday 7 April, 2014

Almost 400,000 fewer people gave to charity over Christmas

However, donations are up, with people giving larger amounts.

# charity - Friday 4 April, 2014

Food banks to be set up across Ireland

The first bank opens in Cork in June, with another in Dublin to follow.

# charity - Thursday 3 April, 2014

RSVP: Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery yet to confirm attendance at PAC next week

The committee is due to hold further hearings on Rehab next Thursday.

PAC will discuss Angela Kerins’ resignation today

Angela Kerins quit her role as Rehab CEO yesterday.

# charity - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dogs are now taking ‘delfies’ to raise money for an Irish charity* Delfie

# charity - Friday 28 March, 2014

This year’s “waterproof” Daffodil Day won’t be affected by bad weather

Organisers say they have reassessed how they fundraise after torrential weather on the day caused donations to drop by 50 per cent last year.

# charity - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

1 in 15 of us have donated to charity because of #nomakeupselfie

So far, €750k has been raised through the social media initiative.

# charity - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Go blue: Lighting up for World Autism Awareness Day

With World Autism Day approaching, we ask how Ireland does in treating the condition.

# charity - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge There’s a male alternative to #NoMakeUpSelfie, and it’s completely NSFW Nomakeupselfie

# charity - Friday 21 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Move over #nomakeupselfies, ‘sellofies’ are the bizarre new trend sweeping the internet Sellofies

Move over #nomakeupselfies, ‘sellofies’ are the bizarre new trend sweeping the internet

Warning. What you’re about to witness may disturb and distress your sight.

# charity - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Fine Gael adviser told to answer questions on payments from Rehab

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe says both he and the Taoiseach agree that Frank Flannery should face the Public Accounts Committee.

These are the sights Irish people would miss most Eyes Wide Open This post contains images

These are the sights Irish people would miss most

Sightsavers asks people to take snaps of things they would miss being able to see were they to lose their vision… this is the result.

# charity - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Chief Executive appointed to new Charities Regulatory Authority

Minister Alan Shatter said the Charities Act gives the framework needed to increase transparency and accountability across the charities sector.

# charity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Lawyers warn TDs: Don’t ask Angela Kerins about her salary, ok?

TDs aren’t happy about the warning.

# charity - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From The Score Why are some of the GAA’s biggest names taking their All-Ireland medals to the top of Carrauntoohil? Charity

Why are some of the GAA’s biggest names taking their All-Ireland medals to the top of Carrauntoohil?

Former Galway dual star Alan Kerins is behind the unique charity fundraiser.

# charity - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia

The charitable arm of the credit union group aims to help half a million people in Ethiopia access “affordable and flexible” financial services.

# charity - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

‘Kerins earning more than the Taoiseach or Barack Obama is shocking’

The Vice Chair of the Health Committee Ciara Conway TD said further questions need to be asked of the people who signed off €240,000 salary.

# charity - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The Score Munster rugby player seeking to change lives one smile at a time Cleft Lips

Munster rugby player seeking to change lives one smile at a time

Academy centre Harry McNulty is hoping to head abroad on a charitable mission with Operation Smile in the next year.

Poll: Should Angela Kerins reveal her salary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Angela Kerins reveal her salary?

The board of the Rehab Group will met today to discuss whether or not to publicly say how much their CEO is paid. What do you think?

# charity - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm… plus tea and coffee

We want to know what other acts of kindness you witnessed or took part in.

# charity - Monday 10 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim Charity

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim

McCall is taking on a week-long 500 mile journey.

# charity - Saturday 8 February, 2014

How Rehab received more than €80 million in State funding last year

Rehab Group CEO Angela Kerins has repeatedly refused to disclose how much she is being paid.

# charity - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# charity - Monday 3 February, 2014

Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace

The hashtag #RAKnomination was trending on Twitter in Ireland this afternoon.

# charity - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From The Score Meet the Munster rugby stars building a future for Kenyan orphans GIVING BACK

Meet the Munster rugby stars building a future for Kenyan orphans

Winger Johne Murphy and teammates BJ Botha and Dave Kilcoyne have earned praise for their charitable deeds.

# charity - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Majority of CEOs think State-funded bodies aren’t monitored enough

Two-thirds of those surveyed believe that organisations in receipt of State funding are not adequately monitored or held to account.

# charity - Saturday 25 January, 2014

“Thank you”, says St Vincent de Paul after generous Christmas donations

In December, the charity made an appeal for toys and money after stocks ran low.

Just 69 of Ireland’s 8,000 voluntary organisations have cleared governance standards

The voluntary Governance Code has seen just over 320 organisations sign up.

# charity - Friday 24 January, 2014

Every day Rehab doesn’t disclose salary causes ‘dreadful damage’ to charities

Deirdre Garvey of Wheel said charities need to “step up to the plate” and show the public that they are in line with best practice.

From The Daily Edge Your chance to actually meet Mattress Mick is here, karaoke style! Bed Down

Your chance to actually meet Mattress Mick is here, karaoke style!

Dublin’s mattress superstar is making a public appearance.

Rehab are waiting ‘too long’ to reveal their CEO’s salary

Jerry Buttimer, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, said the move is needed to restore confidence in the organisation.

# charity - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rehab Group hits back over its lottery profits

The group says the small profits laid out by the Justice Minister are due to regulation.

Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks

During a debate on the Charities Bill last night, Minister Alan Shatter revealed that the scheme made just €9,000 profit despite €3 million worth of sales.

# charity - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m ‘Poor Box’ fund

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

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