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#Charities

# charities - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Sales aren't a problem for charity shops... it's a lack of donations

Oxfam has recorded an increase in sales this year. However, many are struggling to get stock in the door.

# charities - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Fall in donations hits Bóthar as 7 out of 19 staff made redundant

The founder of the charity described the situation as “regrettable”.

# charities - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Rehab and CRC scandals still driving down donations for 61% of charities

More than half of charities surveyed last month said their overall income has fallen in the last year though demand for their services is still rising.

# charities - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Newly appointed CRC board will receive no remuneration

The Central Remedial Clinic’s board were independently appointed based on their competences.

# charities - Saturday 19 April, 2014

The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...

Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.

# charities - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# charities - Monday 14 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Over 100 Section 38 charities should have allowances stopped - HSE

The recommendations come after a HSE review of Section 38 pay agreement.

# charities - 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.

# charities - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC - but won't say if they should be compelled

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

# charities - Monday 7 April, 2014

Almost 400,000 fewer people gave to charity over Christmas

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

# charities - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO

Kerins says that she is leaving because of “the toll that public controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and my own family”.

# charities - Sunday 23 March, 2014

One million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year

FoodCloud is calling on Irish people to reduce food waste.

# charities - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate

‘Spin doctors? But who the hell is sick?’ To paraphrase the TV drama Borgen, Frank Flannery’s dismissal uncovers some uncomfortable truths about ‘access all areas’ PR in politics.

# charities - Friday 14 March, 2014

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities

Online survey conducted over last month shows direct impact of recent high-profile charities scandals.

# charities - 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.

# charities - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

'Steady progress' has been made in ensuring Section 38 pay compliance

A letter from Minister James Reilly has detailed how ten organisations have confirmed their compliance.

# charities - 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.

# charities - Monday 17 February, 2014

Rehab’s Angela Kerins is paid €240,000 a year

Kerins’ package includes a six per cent define contribution payment.

# charities - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing

Each of the 8,200 charities under its remit will then contribute to its administration.

# charities - Thursday 13 February, 2014

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy

The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.

# charities - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Does Shatter want more transparency in charities? 'You betcha' he does

Speaking in the Seanad, the minister said Chief Executive and board appointments for the new regulatory authority will be made soon.

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund

The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.

# charities - 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.

# charities - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Rehab Group will decide whether to reveal Angela Kerins' salary... next month

With pressure mounting, the board of the charity will meet on 17 February to decide whether or not to disclose its chief executive’s salary.

Irish Cancer Society to close lottery after losses of €420,000

No losses were made by the charity itself, as it received €1.2 million from the government through the Charitable Lotteries Scheme during that time.

# charities - 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.

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# charities - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Poll: Should Paul Kiely have to give back his CRC retirement package? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Paul Kiely have to give back his CRC retirement package?

A former CRC chairman said that Kiely worked hard over three decades so “it is not as if he has not been entitled to some of it”.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator

The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-2014.

# charities - Friday 17 January, 2014

Shatter: Charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter

All registered charities will have to provide reports to the authority each year on their activities.

Charity regulator to be appointed in the second half of this year, says Reilly

Minister James Reilly said while he thought taking the CRC under state control was ‘premature’ he was not ruling it out.

# charities - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Why are so many vital services being provided by charities in the first place?

We must – of course – question the behaviour and practises of Irish charities, but should also ask why they are providing so many vital services instead of the State, writes Ruairí McKiernan.

# charities - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: New Year's Eve

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know on the final day of 2013.

# charities - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.

# charities - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?

Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?

# charities - Monday 9 December, 2013

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

# charities - Monday 2 December, 2013

Column: Tarring all charities with the same brush hurts vulnerable people

Worried about how your charitable donation is being spent? Don’t cancel your contribution, ask where it’s going – and expect a straight answer, writes CEO of Fundraising Ireland Anne Hanniffy.

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.