“In the US, philanthropy – which literally means ‘love of mankind’ – is seen as a way of participating directly in solving society’s ills and needs.” Photograph: Getty

Put simply, philanthropy is the application of private resources to the public good. Yet in Ireland philanthropy is often misunderstood or treated wit(...)

The board, led by chairman John Fitzpatrick,  agreed a $100,000 donation to assist the families of those killed or injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

Some 180 donors from 11 countries made the trip to Killarney last week for the worldwide Ireland Funds conference at the five-star Europe Hotel, which(...)

Kieran McLoughlin, Catriona Fottrell and John Fitzpatrick of Ireland Funds with members of The Chieftains in Killarney where Up to 180 donors from 11 countries and 33 cities have gathered. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Up to 180 donors from 11 countries and 33 cities have gathered in Killarney this weekend for the biggest Ireland Funds gathering to date. This the 3(...)

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, with broadcaster and writer Olivia O’Leary at the Worldwide Ireland Funds ceremony where Mr Keane won the annual literary award. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane was on Thursday awarded Worldwide Ireland Funds annual literary award of $25,000. The ceremony took place at M(...)

Maurice Byrne and Gay Byrne, both of whose fathers served in the first World War, at the Guinness first World War exhibition at the Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin. Gay Byrne opened the exhibition, which is in place for six weeks. Photograph: Jason Clarke

An exhibition relating to Guinness and the first World War was “entirely unique because it is the story of a war seen through the eyes of individual (...)

Accenture Ireland managing director Alistair Blair: ‘Our aim is to identify,foster and recogniseleadership potential and innovative thinking among aspiring entrepreneurs in Ireland .’ Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

Some 88 entries from high-performing third-level students have been received for this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow award. The award offers stu(...)

Keith Wood pictured with his wife Nicola at the annual Ireland Funds’ rugby lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They were pushing their luck with a Friday the 13th lunch for a guest of honour nicknamed after a horror character, albeit a comic one. But som(...)

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This year the winner of Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz will receive a pair of flights from Dublin to London, courtesy of London City Airport along(...)

Brendan Sheehan: “I came over to stay with my brother for three months . . . but things didn’t work out quite how I thought they would, thankfully.”
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Some call Australia “the lucky country”. It certainly feels that way to Brendan Sheehan, a Dubliner who has called the place home for the past 10 year(...)

Dublin gigs will benefit Irish scheme Music Generation, which helps provide children with musical tuition. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire 2:14

Tickets for U2’s upcoming 2015 tour are now on general sale through their website U2.com, although dates for the expected Dublin shows have yet to (...)