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#Charities

# charities - Last month November 2022

Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland

Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland

Nov 9th 2022, 3:39 PM 12,638 Views 10 Comments

The regulator was informed of concerns at the charity in 2019.

# charities - This year 2022

Poll: When was the last time you donated to a charity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When was the last time you donated to a charity?

Jun 15th 2022, 10:34 AM 22,261 Views 44 Comments

The Late Late Toy Show fundraiser raised over €6.6 million in November 2021.

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?

May 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,386 Views 15 Comments

What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?

Charities regulator urges public to make sure they're donating to legitimate organisations
# Advice
# Advice

Charities regulator urges public to make sure they're donating to legitimate organisations

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:48 AM 13,303 Views 34 Comments

It is against the law to set up an unregistered charity.

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review
# Ichh
# Ichh

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review

Feb 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,373 Views 0 Comments

An inter-departmental group was due to submit its recommendations at the end of 2021 but this deadline was missed.

# charities - Last year 2021

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day
# A Helping Hand
# A Helping Hand

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day

Dec 20th 2021, 5:38 PM 11,678 Views 5 Comments

The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, Irish Rural Link and Alone are teaming up to provide the service.

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
# Inner City Helping Homeless
# Inner City Helping Homeless

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'

Aug 12th 2021, 9:07 PM 72,131 Views 0 Comments

The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.

Two in five Irish people have donated more than €100 to charities in the past year
# Charities Regulator
# Charities Regulator

Two in five Irish people have donated more than €100 to charities in the past year

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 10,880 Views 25 Comments

Of those donating, 52% are donating to charity at least every two months.

# charities - All time

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
# Helping Hands
# Helping Hands

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,370 Views 12 Comments

It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.

Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals
# Charities
# Charities

Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 42,821 Views 38 Comments

It’s the time of giving, after all.

Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m
# Charities Regulator
# Charities Regulator

Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m

Jul 14th 2020, 11:32 AM 17,060 Views 38 Comments

The Charities Regulator described 2019 as its “busiest year to date”.

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'

Jan 27th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,663 Views 29 Comments

Groups including Amnesty International Ireland have called for politicians to avoid hate speech during their campaigns.

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January
# Season Of Giving
# Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,043 Views 8 Comments

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people
# Charities Regulator
# Charities Regulator

Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people

Jul 25th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,183 Views 27 Comments

Some 300,000 volunteers donate 67.9 million hours per year.

High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents
# Barbara Flynn
# Barbara Flynn

High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents

Jul 15th 2018, 1:47 PM 75,259 Views 29 Comments

Barbara Flynn had called a report by the Charities Regulator as “fundamentally flawed”.

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'
# Global Citizen Award
# Global Citizen Award

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'

May 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,560 Views 9 Comments

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year
# Charity Report
# Charity Report

Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year

Apr 19th 2018, 9:01 AM 17,874 Views 34 Comments

A report published today has looked at the scale and value of the Irish not-for-profit sector.

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules
# Rules And Regulations
# Rules And Regulations

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules

Feb 5th 2018, 5:28 PM 7,962 Views 29 Comments

It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities
# Charities Regulator
# Charities Regulator

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities

Dec 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 16,445 Views 23 Comments

The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.

'If you're transparent you'll survive, if you're not you won't': The Charities Regulator wants to hear from the public
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

'If you're transparent you'll survive, if you're not you won't': The Charities Regulator wants to hear from the public

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,284 Views 29 Comments

The Charities Regulator is seeking the general public’s opinion on how Irish charities should be governed going forward.

Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street?
# Charities
# Charities

Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street?

Sep 29th 2017, 8:14 AM 43,090 Views 130 Comments

New charity guidelines say that fundraising activities “will not be unreasonably persistent or intrusive”.

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'
# Chuggers
# Chuggers

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'

Sep 29th 2017, 6:05 AM 28,410 Views 42 Comments

New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.

Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents
# Ataxia Ireland
# Ataxia Ireland

Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents

Sep 25th 2017, 3:37 PM 42,338 Views 39 Comments

Barbara Flynn called the report “fundamentally flawed” after it found that €84,009 was paid to two former trustees – her parents.

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules
# Red Handed
# Red Handed

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules

Sep 24th 2017, 4:55 PM 78,877 Views 25 Comments

Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'
# Take Action
# Take Action

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:00 AM 6,682 Views 8 Comments

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:34 PM 22,589 Views 107 Comments

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing?
# Raise And Give
# Raise And Give

GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing?

Jun 4th 2017, 8:30 PM 13,987 Views 19 Comments

Charities big and small have gone online, and personal stories point the way towards attracting donors in their droves.

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations
# Good News
# Good News

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

Feb 14th 2017, 7:04 PM 8,442 Views 14 Comments

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'
# Accountability
# Accountability

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 420 Views 20 Comments

Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'
# ANIMAL RESCUE
# ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Jan 17th 2017, 9:53 AM 53,107 Views 98 Comments

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

Jul 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 536 Views 63 Comments

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

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

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

Jul 7th 2016, 3:12 PM 22,490 Views 41 Comments

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

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy
# Charities
# Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:05 PM 24,467 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services
# Opinion
# Opinion

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services

Jul 1st 2016, 3:00 PM 260 Views 23 Comments

David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything
# Held Accountable
# Held Accountable

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

May 18th 2016, 7:00 AM 39,357 Views 58 Comments

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria

Apr 29th 2016, 1:10 PM 54,271 Views 0 Comments

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery
# The Trust
# The Trust

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

Mar 29th 2016, 1:00 AM 22,072 Views 25 Comments

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs?

Mar 21st 2016, 9:55 AM 18,137 Views 75 Comments

An analysis of survey figures has shown a number of executives are paid wages in excess of €100,000.

REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000
# For A Good Cause
# For A Good Cause

REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000

Mar 21st 2016, 1:00 AM 358,187 Views 268 Comments

Analysis of TheJournal.ie’s survey of 40 charitable organisations.

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?
# Crunching The Numbers
# Crunching The Numbers

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?

Jan 13th 2016, 11:58 PM 21,558 Views 38 Comments

How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?

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