The Department of Finance has advised against the introduction of a scheme which would allow Irish tax exiles to spend more time in Ireland for a substantial lump sum payment

The Department of Finance has advised against the introduction of a scheme which would allow Irish tax exiles to spend more time in Ireland for a subs(...)

 Denis O Brien: Mr Clinton thanked Mr O’Brien personally “for the invitation” to what was the latest in a series of charity platforms they have shared

Bill Clinton’s third speaking engagement in Ireland in as many years was facilitated largely by his friend and fellow philanthropist Denis O’Brien.The(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Make no mistake: a successful online fundraising campaign involves a lot of work

Whatever your discipline of choice – be it visual arts, music, theatre, literature, dance or film – getting a project up and running can always be a c(...)

Sinead Fox with her children Ciaran age 4 and  Cathal age 2 cooking at their home in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As soon as toddler Cathal Fox could stand on a chair, he was helping his mother and older brother with the cooking. Sinéad Fox certainly believes in s(...)

“Frank Flannery, the businessman and Fine Gael fundraiser who chairs the forum on philanthropy, called on the Department of Finance to ‘look with new eyes at this area and to do all it can to stimulate growth within it’. What Flannery means is tax breaks for big charitable donations.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Last week the Government launched its campaign to encourage philanthropy. One Percent Difference seems to be a broad church, aimed at everything from (...)

Denis Healy of the Ireland Fund gets  cooking with students at the King Boys’ National School, Cabra. From left, Diego Paczkowski, Ryan Henderson Dylan Kenny and Richey Farrell. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Posters crowd the walls of the computer room of the Belvedere Youth Club in Dublin’s inner city, warning the kids that food and drink are banned an(...)

The Ireland funds Business Plan Competition 2013 took place in Dublin. Pictured are Richard Miller and Matthew Kyle of RMK Securities, watched by Matthew and Alex Moran, whose mother Ollwyn of Creeper Crawlers was also competing.

A babygro that aids neurological development in babies took top honours at the Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition which took place in Dublin yest(...)

Charity campaigners on Kildare Street. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Non-profit organisations facing a €50 million annual shortfall in funding due to the winding down of two major philanthropic organisations have(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)

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