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Donations to Enable Ireland Charity Shops Down by 50%

Donations of clothes, shoes, accessories, linen and bric-a-brac to Enable Ireland charity shops are down an average of 50% in the past few months. Enable Ireland, a leading disability service provider with 19 charity shops nationally, says the gloomy economic outlook may be preventing people from donating.

Download the Fundraising Ireland Conference Presentations

Following a very successful and well-attended conference in Croke Park last week, the full range of Fundraising Ireland Conference documents are now available to download.

Win a Place at the World's First International Online Fundraising Conference

You could win a place to attend the world's first global, virtual fundraising conference, due to take place 12 - 14 May.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BT Community Connections Scheme Now Open

BT Community Connections is an award scheme which enables Irish community and charitable organisations to get online and make use of information and communications technology (ICT).

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.

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.