Geoff Meagher, national president of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), said the organisation is seeing an “alarming level” of calls despite the recent improvement in the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Charities are continuing to suffer as a result of the economic crash with many reporting a significant decline in funding despite improving economic (...)

Climbers Kevin McGradh and Alison Quinn, chartered physiotherapist specialist Eimear Brown, climber Edel Convery and co-founder of Street to Swimming, and Dr Padraig Sheeran, lead physician on the Kilimanjaro climb and sports medicine at RCSI. Photograph: Sara Freund

Earlier this year, five Irish teenagers suffering from scoliosis took on Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. “I remember when I was in hospital last year,(...)

Conor McGregor  in The Fighting Irish: Reality Bites (Thursday, RTÉ Two, 10pm). Photograph: RTE

Gerry Adams: War, Peace and Politics (Monday, TV3, 10pm) Gerry Adams is a complex and controversial figure in Irish life, in the thick of the politic(...)

Pat Smith was forced to resign because of the controversy over his remuneration. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One insider described it as a “code of omerta” across the entire upper echelon of the organisation. Another said the controversy was merely a smokescr(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith (left) with the organisation’s president Eddie Downey. The IFA voted against releasing details of Mr Smith’s pay earlier this month. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has come under renewed pressure to reveal the salaries of its top brass, amid reports its general secretary, Pat (...)

Joe T Mooney, who has died aged 49, was chief executive of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) and, as such, for 14 years provided distinguished leadersh(...)

Rehab’s 2014 annual report shows one employee received between €320,000-€330,000 last year through salary and redundancy payments

One departing staff member at the Rehab charity received salary and redundancy payments of between €320,000 and €330,000 last year. That is accordin(...)

Joanne O’Riordan (19) from Millstreet, Co Cork, with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Áras an Uachtarain in 2014.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teenager Joanne O’Riordan has been awarded the prestigious Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Ms O’Riorda(...)

Rory McIlroy is almost certain to miss the British Open after rupturing ankle ligaments. Photograph: PA

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is a major doubt for next week’s Open Championship after suffering a serious ankle injury playing football. The Europe(...)

Patrick Hopkins of the Charities Regulatory Authority told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice  he believes the salary and bonuses of charity chief executives should be highlighted.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The body charged with regulating charities has no power to force them to disclose the salaries of their chief executives, its chairman designate has t(...)