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# donations - Monday 2 December, 2013

Column: The charity sector needs a legal and regulatory body – immediately

Following revelations that top-up payments were being made to staff of the Central Remedial Clinic, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive investigation into how charities are run in this country, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# donations - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Column: Chuggers, chuggers everywhere – is street fundraising crossing the line?

There are better ways to secure donations that the overly-direct approaches employed by some street fundraisers – so why aren’t charities using them?

# donations - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Majella O'Donnell shaves her head live on TV for cancer charity

Daniel O’Donnell’s wife was diagnosed with cancer and has begun chemotherapy treatment.

# donations - Friday 6 September, 2013

Blood donations drop but amount of donors increases

The IBTS chairperson said it had not been an easy year for the service.

# donations - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Special room for teen cancer patients to open in Crumlin Children’s Hospital

A total of €8 million has been donated to help build a new cardiac unit and to renovate the cancer ward at the hospital.

# donations - Thursday 6 June, 2013

'Significant' fall in corporate donations while general public remains generous

A report shows that corporate donations were down 27 per cent in Christmas 2012.

# donations - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Jack & Jill Foundation refunds €130,000 in donations after card scam

The charity says it received donations from private credit cards, made by criminals try to see if stolen cards were still working.

# donations - Friday 26 April, 2013

From The42 10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true Collection Day

10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true

The organisation is appealing to the public to give generously on its annual collection day.

# donations - Thursday 25 April, 2013

11 Irish political parties disclose donations of only €33,606 for 2012

Parties are only required to disclose donations worth over €5,078.95 – but only three parties disclosed any donations at all.

# donations - Monday 1 April, 2013

Bikers give up free time to help cut HSE’s €28m taxi bill

Blood Bike East includes around 70 motorcyclists who will transport blood and other medical products to hospitals in the Leinster region free of charge.

# donations - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Popes, meteorites and marathon snogging: The week in numbers

Just how long is the world’s longest kiss? And how do we know for sure that Valentine’s relics are in Dublin?

# donations - Friday 15 February, 2013

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012

TDs, Senators and MEPs are only legally required to disclose donations if a single donor gives more than €634.87.

# donations - Friday 1 February, 2013

Poll: Do you give money to people begging on the street? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give money to people begging on the street?

An organisation in Dublin is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

# donations - Friday 11 January, 2013

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties

The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.

# donations - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Unwanted Christmas Gifts sought at Dublin's Pro Cathedral

Unwanted gifts will taken into storage by Crosscare, who will distribute them as gifts to people in their homeless and residential projects for Christmas 2013.

# donations - Thursday 20 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# donations - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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.

# donations - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Falling donations results in €1.5m shortfall for Barnardos

A new director’s report shows income from donations fell to €6.8 million from €7.4 million the previous year.

# donations - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Obama raises $181 million in September in campaign boost

It was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama in the 2012 presidential race – but how will it compare to Romney’s donations?

# donations - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Poll: Have you written a will? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you written a will?

Research shows just 34 percent of adults in Ireland have a will. So we ask: Have you made a will?

# donations - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector

A Labour senate group will table a motion this week calling for the implementation of the 2009 Charities Act.

# donations - Monday 27 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# donations - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Cork Penny Dinners appeals for food donations

The charity feeds 1000 hungry people in need a week – and is looking for donations of food to help it continue its work.

# donations - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Column: Remember how SIPO went after politicians for fiddling their expenses? Me neither

There were two elections and two referendums last year – and yet, political parties received just €31k in donations. What’s going on, asks Aaron McKenna.

# donations - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Former US presidential candidate John Edwards found not guilty on one count of campaign fraud

A mistrial was declared on the other five charges after the jury could not reach a verdict on them.

# donations - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Defence Forces strongly refute 'organ transfer blunder' reports Air Corps This post contains images

Defence Forces strongly refute 'organ transfer blunder' reports

“The media report of them “scaling a fence” is fanciful in the extreme,” it said in the statement.

# donations - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released new data this evening on how much the State gave political parties and how much parties received in disclosed donations.

‘Ming’ Flanagan on €9k signpost donation: I’m keeping my election promise

The Independent TD says he is trying to keep the donation quiet as his phone begins ringing again with requests for the half of his salary that he has pledged to give away.

# donations - Monday 23 April, 2012

London Marathon death: over £22k donated to Claire's charity

Over 1,800 donations have been made to Claire Squires’ charity page today.

# donations - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011

TDs, Senators and MEPs who served in roles in 2011 are required to disclose donations above €634.87 from one person.

# donations - Thursday 8 March, 2012

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet

RTÉ chairman Tom Savage will convene the broadcaster’s board, while a Sean Gallagher spokesman doesn’t rule out legal action.

# donations - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

BAI upholds Gallagher complaint over Frontline tweet

However, the broadcasting authority says it found no evidence that the RTÉ programme had deliberately attempted to conceal information about the tweet.

# donations - Thursday 16 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?

# donations - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

Government unveils details of plans for political funding reform

The new measures include details of gender quotas as well as new lower limits on the donations that parties can accept.

# donations - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill

Fianna Fáil’s private bill on Political Donations is defeated – as a Labour TD asks where the party has disappeared to…

# donations - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Fianna Fáil proposes referendum on political donations rights

Fianna Fáil will tonight table a Bill moving a referendum so that people without voting rights cannot donate or campaign.

# donations - Monday 11 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…

# donations - Thursday 9 December, 2010

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…

# donations - Friday 6 August, 2010

A CANADIAN woman has faked having terminal cancer and has raised over $20,000 in charity donations.

23-year-old Ashley Anne Kirilow, told people that she had several forms of untreatable cancer and set up a charity “Change for Cancer” to raise money.

She had gone to the doctor for the removal of a benign lump in her breast, but instead told people that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She later elaborated on the lie, adding that she had ovarian and brain cancer.

Kirilow shaved her head, waxed her eyebrows, plucked out her eyelashes, and went on a diet to make it appear as if she was undergoing chemotherapy.

On her MySpace page she wrote:

“Hey I’m Ashley, I have been battling several types of cancer for over a year now. Every day is a challenge and I have to fight for my life, I now appreciate the smaller things in life that most people take for granted. I love to meet new people so feel free to add me and chat.”

Under “occupation” Kirilow wrote: “Fighting for my life”

According to the Toronto Star, Kirilow told people that her parents were dead. However they are both alive and well.

Her father, Mike Kirilow, did not believe that his daughter was telling the truth when she told him she had cancer. He threatened to call the police when he realised that she had been scamming people.

Volunteers claim that Kirilow raised $20,000 but she denies this saying that the amount she raised was less than $5,000.

The Toronto Star reports that she said: “I dug myself a big hole that I couldn’t get out of,” Ashley said. “And there’s nobody to blame but me.”

She has allegedly said that she only lied to get her family’s attention and that she wants to pay back all the money.