The stable block and chapel of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Why is it of interest? Charleville Castle is an extravagantly proportioned Gothic Revival castle, built by Francis Johnson between 1800 and 1812 for (...)

1998: Leaves Heinz after 26 years with the company

May 7th 1936 Born in Dublin to Jack O’Reilly and Aileen O’Connor. 1940s Educated at Belvedere College, Dublin 1955 Makes debut (...)

Chief executive of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin (l), Angel Regan (11) from North Belfast and Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, John Fitzpatrick on a visit to Cinemagic, a project in receipt of financial support from the Ireland Funds. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Governments, civic society and philanthropists must remain focused on achieving a normalised society in Northern Ireland, Kieran McLoughlin, president(...)

When the school is a gallery: Pupils from  St Mary’s National School, Drung, Co Cavan consider  From an Abandoned Work VI by Diarmuid Delargy, as part of the Ark 1x1 project

How can you engage children with art? And does it even matter what they think of paintings? Eina McHugh, director of The Ark, the cultural centre for (...)

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 (...)