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€2 Million Raised for Building of Daycare Unit

Building work has begun on a new cystic fibrosis daycare unit at Cork University Hospital.

So far, the charity has raised €2 million from fundraising activities and donations.

Bono's One Charity Comes Under Fire

The New York Post has taken aim at U2's Bono and his charitable One campaign, who's mission statement is to 'wipe out AIDS and poverty.'

Better Together: Raise Awareness of Your Cause and Win 3,000 Euro for Your Organisation!

The Wheel will be launching a major national public awareness campaign on 13 October to help build support for charities, community groups, clubs and associations by providing them with an opportun

Community Growers Fund for Gardens and Allotment in Dublin

Do you have a green space lying idle? No money to do anything with it? Why not turn it into a community garden?

No New Funding for Suicide Prevention

Ireland's only centre for the intervention of suicide and self-harm has been inundated with demand for their services, it has emerged.

“We would urge people to organise fundraising events, big or small, to raise money for Pieta House in the run up to this important time in our calendar year”

Stark Warning Over Homelessness

Focus Ireland has warned the Government that a continued failure to provide housing will lead to 'an entrenched homeless crisis much worse than the 1980s'.

"in such a climate it would be disastrous if the Government was to use the Budget to cut existing levels of funding to homeless services"

Claim Community Services May Close

Many community projects delivering services such as meals on wheels and childcare which would otherwise cost the State “a fortune” face closure because of Government cuts, it was claimed yesterday.

Suicide Prevention Funding Cuts Warning

Suicide prevention and support services have been told by the Government to expect funding cuts for a third year in a row.

"People's lives are at stake. We have been told already we are to be cut again."

Surge in Numbers of Elderly Seeking Help

The number of elderly people seeking daily assistance from charity is soaring.

New research by the charity ALONE shows there has been a massive surge in demand for its services.

"We have called for a mandatory level of training for all professionals working with older persons in Ireland, as such a requirement exists for those working with children"

State-sponsored Poverty a Cash Cow for Big Business

Private hostel owners rather than asylum seekers have been the real beneficiaries of the direct provision system.

“I have no money to buy toys for my kids, aged two and five years. When we go past an amusement park my kids often ask me why they can’t go in.”