Sector Big Picture

Ireland Amongst Worst in EU at Stopping Child Sex Trafficing

Ireland is among the poorest performing EU states in combating sex trafficking of children and young people, according to an exclusive ECPAT International report, launched today by the Children’s

Charities Act 2009: Further Provisions Commenced

Pat Carey TD, Minister of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, who has responsibility for the regulation of charities, has announced that he will be commencing two further sections of the Cha

Charities expected to take ‘huge risks’ over empty homes

The Government expects housing charities to take "huge financial risks" to try to use the glut of empty properties lying idle to house people on localauthority waiting lists, reports the Irish

Future of CDPs debated in Dail

The closure of the Community Development Programme and the future of Community Development Projects (CDPs) continued to be a live issue. 

Labour pushes for date on Children's Referendum

The Labour Party has tabled a motion for debate in the Dáil, seeking to establish the necessary Constitutional Amendment Bill that will set a date for

Up to 5000 jobs could be cut in CV sector

The Irish Times reports that up to 5,000 jobs in the community and voluntary sector could  be lost by the end of this year due to Government cuts.

Support infrastructure for Charities and Social Enterprises

There is a need for an independent support infrastructure for charities and social enterprises.

The community and voluntary sector requires an infrastructure-of-support to provide training, advice, information, mentoring and support-services that address needs in the areas of:

National Policy on Volunteering

 In short, we need a volunteer management capacity building programme.

While much progress has been made in recent years in providing a national infrastructure to support volunteering (there are currently 22 volunteer centres in Ireland), there is a greater need than

Facts and Statistics About the Irish Community and Voluntary Sector

More than half of the organisations in existence today have been formed since 1986...

Governance and Company Profile 

1. 59,600 directors serve on the boards of Irish nonprofit companies. Board membership in the sector is almost invariably unpaid.

Social Partnership

new potential mechanism proposed for dialogue between sector and state

The Wheel is a member of the Community and Voluntary Pillar of the national Social Partnership process, and was centrally involved in negotiating the current national agreement, Towards 2016.

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