Frank Flannery (above)  was appointed chairman of the Forum on  Philanthropy by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some members of the Government-appointed Forum on Philanthropy expressed concern about an initiative led by its chairma(...)

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan who is investigating the  circumstances of the Garda and social services’ handling of the case, and a similar case in the midlands.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí and social services objected to a blonde-haired Roma girl being returned to her family due to concerns over her real identity and because they (...)

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan: investigating the circumstances of the Garda and social services’ handling of the case

Gardaí objected to a Roma child being returned to her family following concerns over her identity and because they feared she was a “flight risk”.Deta(...)

Denis O’Brien listens as former US president Bill Clinton delivers the Ray Murphy Memorial lecture at an evening event organised by the Forum on Philanthropy and Philanthropy Ireland last month: “Would the One Percent Difference campaign not serve us all better by promoting a culture that was better disposed to paying tax?” Photograph: Alan Betson

You can’t poke your head out from under the bedcovers these days without being guilt-tripped by the One Percent Difference campaign. It is suddenly th(...)

Had the Civic Forum survived it might have headed off trouble over the flags protests. Photograph: Reuters

The community and voluntary sectors have been key players in the peace process in Northern Ireland during the past 20 years, their organisations and g(...)

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(...)

(From left) Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, former US president Bill Clinton and  Bono  at Fire   restaurant in last night. Photograph: Alan Andrews @coffeeculture

Ireland can exploit new technology to become a world leader in philanthropy, former US president Bill Clinton told an audience in Dublin last night.Le(...)

Former US President Bill Clinton makes a speech publicising the One Percent Difference Campaign at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland can exploit new technology to become a world leader in philanthropy, former US president Bill Clinton told an audience in Dublin tonight.Lendi(...)

Loretta Brennan Glucksman said philanthropy in Ireland was “on a trajectory” and would be regarded within five years as “a full partner in Ireland in areas that make a civil society”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The outgoing chairwoman of the Ireland Fund has warned there is “no way” it can make up for the funding that will be lost when two major philanthropi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has described as “attractive” a proposal that would give Ireland’s multimillionaire tax exiles an extra two months a year in the State in exchange for a €15 million payment over 10 years

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has described as “attractive” a proposal that would give Ireland’s multimillionaire tax exiles an extra two months(...)