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Fundraising Convention Discount for Subscribers is pleased to be able to inform all of our subscribers that they can now avail of an ongoing discount for all Institute of Fundraising UK National Convention and ongoing series of one-day fundraising conferences. subscribers will be able to attend any of these events (read on for further detail) for the same rate as IoF members.

Dóchas Responds to Calls to Slash Overseas Aid Budget

Dóchas Policy Officer Éamonn Casey responds to Deputy Ned O'Keeffe's call last week for Ireland to halt aid payments to the Third World, because we can no longer afford them.

Charities Bill Now Enacted

The Charities Bill was signed into law by the President on Saturday, 28 February. Minister of State, John Curran, has indicated that the Act will be implemented in stages and full implementation could take up to two years.

Clamping Down On Bogus Charity Collections

Irish charities that depend on income earned though the sale of donated clothes in their charity shops will doubtless have welcomed the recent enactment of the Charity Act, which should go some way to stamping out the bogus clothing collectors.

Peace III: Key Institutional Capacities Re-opens for Applications

The Special EU Programmes Body has reopened applications under PEACE III 2.2 for key institutional capacities to be developed for a Shared Society.

Teen Suicide Services Slam 'Cruel' Funding Cut

Teen-Line, a suicide-prevention charity that helps young people in times of crisis, has slammed a “cruel” HSE funding cut that it fears will affect its ability to deliver services to teens at risk of self-harm.

Daffodil Day Takes Bloom Despite Economic Gloom

With an ambitious fundraising target of €4.25 million, the Irish Cancer Society’s (ICR) annual Daffodil Day – which took place on Friday, 20 March - was always going to be a challenge.

Irish Recluse is Biggest Benefactor

A son of the late Tony Ryan, co-founder of Ryanair, has emerged as one of Ireland’s leading philanthropists, having donated €27m in five years to worthy causes through his One Foundation.

Budget Must Protect Children Says Barnardos

Barnardos has launched its Supplementary Budget Submission ahead of the Government's Budget which is due to be announced on 7 April.

Charity Boss Goes from "Boom to Bust"

Niall Mellon, the founder of the Niall Mellon Township Trust, has been the driving force behind the construction of some 11,000 houses for the poor in South Africa. Now however Niall faces his own struggle as he has announced that he has gone from “boom to bust” and has lost most of his wealth due to the recession.