Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

Warren Buffett and Chuck Feeney (right) at the awards ceremony where  the Irish American businessman received a Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Warren Buffett, the renowned billionaire investor, presented Chuck Feeney, the Irish American businessman and philanthropist, with a Forbes 400 Lifeti(...)

Frank Flannery (above)  was appointed chairman of the Forum on  Philanthropy by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some members of the Government-appointed Forum on Philanthropy expressed concern about an initiative led by its chairma(...)

Michael Noonan: lobbied by Frank Flannery

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan have both confirmed they were unaware (...)

Frank Flannery: was paid  €60,000 per annum by an organisation called Philanthropy Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As this morning’s media reports show, it is now becoming clear why Frank Flannery moved so precipitately to sever his links with Fine Gael, or (...)

In UCD, the first purpose-built university law school in Ireland is named after Peter Sutherland SC

Michael Smurfit’s got one. So too Peter Sutherland and Martin Naughton, one of Ireland’s richest men. Denis O’Brien has got one also, and what’(...)

Philanthropist Charles F. “ Chuck “ Feeney being conferred an Honorary Degree jointly by the Universities of Ireland North and South at a ceremony in Dublin Castle.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Last year University of Limerick expressed its gratitude to the billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney, who helped to build the campus, the sp(...)

By his deeds and words since his election to the papacy last March, Pope Francis has demonstrated that, aged 76, he is not a transitional pope. He has(...)

Mount Kennedy House in Wicklow
Arond The Block

As 2013 draws to a close, a couple of recent big house sales would suggest that prices may finally be coming into line with demand. Mount Kennedy Hou(...)

At the top of a laneway, just off Greenville Road in Blackrock, Knocknagow House is half hidden, and even once inside, it only reveals itself littl(...)