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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
# Lawnmower Man
# Lawnmower Man

This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back

May 31st 2016, 10:49 PM 19,897 Views 35 Comments

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
# Second Hand
# Second Hand

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

May 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 10,542 Views 21 Comments

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
# In Remembrance
# In Remembrance

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

May 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,058 Views 65 Comments

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
# Aftermath

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

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,784 Views 5 Comments

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
# India
# India

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

Dec 15th 2013, 11:00 AM 4,883 Views 42 Comments

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
# India
# India

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

Dec 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,051 Views 9 Comments

“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
# Charity Collections
# Charity Collections

Gorta urges vigilance against bogus charity collectors

Apr 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,659 Views 10 Comments

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