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Negative publicity over pay and pensions at charitable organisations earlier this year has “significantly affected” fundraising, which can no longe(...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan, joined by a signer, today urged the newly formed Cabinet to reinstate some €1.2 million in funding to 25 organisations supporting people with disabilities. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Paul Sherwood Photography.

Cuts to disability organisations are causing vital services to shut down for the “most vulnerable” in society, the chief executive of the Disability F(...)

Threshold noted that, in the two-and-a-half weeks since the launch of a new scheme, they had been contacted by 180 families at risk of homelessness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The poorest 10 per cent in Irish society must be “front and centre” in planning for Budget 2015, according to St , one of 37 organisations taking par(...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan said the values underpinning recent budgets had been largely economic and focused on cuts.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Almost 60 per cent of charities have experienced a decrease in income over the past three years, according to an umbrella group that represents over 1(...)

The joint call was made in advance of next month’s budget . Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Organisations representing over 1000 charities have asked the Government to draw up a cross-departmental strategy to protect key public services.The j(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform is to consider  pre-budget submissions from a range of charitable, interest and lobby groups at Goverment Buildings today.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Repeated tax increases on cigarettes and tobacco are forcing people to go without food in order to have money to satisfy their addiction rather than d(...)

The continuation of the mobility grant cannot be guaranteed for recipients beyond October when a new statutory scheme will be set up, Minister of State for Disability Kathleen Lynch said today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The continuation of the mobility grant cannot be guaranteed for recipients beyond October when a new statutory scheme will be set up, Minister of S(...)