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Irish charity shops lose €10m to thieves

Irish charity shops have lost an estimated €10 million in the last two years because crime gangs are stealing donations of clothes that householders leave outside their doors.

Over €60,000 Raised for Barnardos at the Irish Open

Barnardos,  Ireland’s leading children’s charity, has benefitted to the tune of  over €60,000 through a wide variety of fundraising initiatives at the  Irish Open presented by Discov

Elton John's €750,000 for HIV Fight in Ireland Lies Unused

A donation from pop star Elton John to combat the spread of HIV in the Republic has never been put to use.

It will withhold the promised funding unless progress is made with the scheme.

Funding Row Shuts School for Children with Autism

A school that provides specialist teaching for children with autism will close tomorrow after the education minister rejected new funding proposals.

Neeson Cancels Unicef Trip In Protest of Director Sacking

Actor Liam Neeson has pulled out of a trip to Mozambique this weekend in protest at the sacking of Unicef Ireland executive director Melanie Verwoerd.

Irish Charity Kickstarts New US Campaign

James Kelly is the newly appointed head of the humanitarian organization GOAL USA, but less than a year ago his day job didn’t involve a suit and tie.

€11m Trust Made No Charity Donations in 2010

The charitable trust established in memory of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, with a fund of over €11m, failed to make any charitable donations last year.

Minister Hogan Launches New Forum on Philanthropy

Speaking at the first meeting of the Forum, which he chaired, Minister Hogan stated: "Recent research by Philanthropy Ireland has confirmed that the Irish People are indeed generous contributing mo

Cuts Force Dublin Zoo to Court Sponsors

Dublin Zoo is looking for corporate sponsors and partners to help fund rebuilding and refurbishment works at its Phoenix Park site following a cut in funding.

International Social Innovation Competition Encouraging Irish Entries

The Euclid Network (EN) has announced details of their International Social Innovation Competition and they are now inviting Irish civil organisations to get involved.