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# gorta - 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.

# gorta - 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.

# gorta - Friday 9 May, 2014

Schools to fall silent for one minute today to commemorate victims of the Famine

Students in all primary and secondary schools have been asked to pause for sixty seconds at noon today.

# gorta - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages? Aftermath This post contains images

Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages?

Shoreline communities in countries like India were the hardest hit in 2004′s devastating tsunami. But thanks to Irish assistance, almost 40,000 people in desperate need were helped.

# gorta - Sunday 15 December, 2013

€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India

The Irish people have been thanked for their generosity in helping to establish a pioneering care centre for mentally and physically challenged children in rural India.

# gorta - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea

“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”

# gorta - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Gorta urges vigilance against bogus charity collectors

A 2011 survey by the Irish Charity Shops Association found that donations with a value of €11 million had been donated to bogus collectors.