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'Work for Dole' Scheme Announced

The Government has confirmed that it is to introduce new measures which could see some dole claimants work in the community in return for their benefits.

The Wheel also insisted that the initiative should be voluntary, with no threat of dole claimants losing their benefits if they chose not to participate.

Northern Ireland’s Charities Face Funding Black Hole

Northern Ireland’s voluntary and community sector is facing a black hole in funding of up to £85m from this year, a leading economist has warned.

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Property Shortage Poses Threat to Homeless Plan

A Government plan to end long-term homelessness by the end of the year will fail unless more private property owners agree to sell or lease homes for social housing, the Homeless Agency has warned.

Poker Playing Tournament to Benefit Homeless 'Poker For The Homeless'

More Sex Workers Seeking Help from Charity

There has been a sharp rise in the number of prostitutes turning to charities for help.

Launch of Ireland's First Online Charity Dress Shop

It's a fashionable sign of the times as Ireland's first online charity dress shop launches.

Folly to Get New Lease of Life After Funding Grant

The late Mariga Guinness, a co-founder of the Irish Georgian Society, once claimed that “Ireland has more follies to the acre than anywhere else in the world”.

Philanthropy Ireland Launches Guide to Effective Giving

Philanthropy Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of its publication - Guide to Effective Giving.

Out-of-town Charity Fundraisers Criticised

The proprietor of the local ‘Friends of Animals’ shelter at Cullionbeg, Mullingar, has hit out at a Tipperary-based animal rescue centre for collecting funds in Mullingar town.

“We are stretched to the limit here as it is, and fundraising is difficult enough in the current climate."