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

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

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THE CHARITIES REGULATOR has laid new rules for the 9,000 or so registered charities in Ireland.

Among the best practices charities must adhere to is that fundraising activities “will not be unreasonably persistent or intrusive” and also must respect the wishes of someone who does not wish to donate.

“It is the idea that if you walk down the street and if someone asks you something you’re able to say no and you’re left alone, it’s as simple as that,” Charities Regulator CEO John Farrelly said.

It is not uncommon to pass groups of fundraisers when walking through the streets of towns and cities in the country on any given day.

So, today we’re asking you: Does it bother you when you’re approached by charity fundraisers on the street?


Poll Results:

Yes (13069)
Depends on what mood I'm in (1290)
No (1046)



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