Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla with their daughter Max: the couple plan to give away 99 per cent of their fortune in company stock to a new charity they have created. Photograph: Facebook/Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise this week to give away 99 per cent of his shares in Facebook, worth about $45 billion, could make him one of the greatest p(...)

Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)

The goal of the second annual Irish Run the World event is to raise another $100,000 for Irish charities.

Everyone knows about St Patrick’s Day, or “St Patrick’s month” as it’s known in the US. But what about the other 11 months of the year? Is there room (...)

U2 perform at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam as part of their 2015 tour. The band said it will give the profits from its Irish concerts to Music Generation. Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

Music Generation has said a €2 million donation from U2 has brought its goal of a universal musical education for every Irish child a step closer. Th(...)

“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 (...)