A May 2017 file photograph of social housing being built in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Irish Times

The tenant-purchase scheme which enables those in social housing to purchase their home from a local authority must be suspended, a report on the futu(...)

Tina Roche, chief executive of the Community Foundation for Ireland (centre), at the 2018 annual Philanthropist of the  Year Awards. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The Irish non-profit sector experienced “huge losses” during the economic downturn, as average funding was slashed by 35 to 40 per cent, and staffing (...)

 Tina Roche of the Community Foundation for Ireland, centre, with businesswoman  Norah Casey,  and Mark Prentice of Bord Gáis Energy. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Female philanthropists who want to give their children a sense of the responsibility that goes with wealth and to make them more socially engaged are (...)

IAA chief executive Brian Murnane has indicated the charity it will now be able to submit its financial accounts for 2016, the publication of which he said had been delayed due to uncertainty over the funds. Illustration: Irish Autism Action website

Irish Autism Action (IAA) is to receive just over half of €300,000 from last year’s Pyjama Day fundraiser, with the remainder going directly to educat(...)

Pupils from Taunagh National School, Riverstown, Co Sligo with The Assumption by Mainie Jellet, one of 11  artists featured in the Punc 1x1 project. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Nick Miller never knew whether John McGahern liked the portrait he painted of him, in 1998. Miller himself was unhappy with the first attempt but the (...)

  Telecom Éireann share   price allocation: Most of the donations to Sharegift were made by investors who lost money in the long run over the 1999 flotation and found themselves holding Vodafone shares. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish shareholders in Vodafone and Verizon have contributed €1 million to local charities recently through Computershare. The money has gone to si(...)

 Carmel and Martin Naughton,  this year’s  winner of the Community Foundation for Ireland’s National Philanthropists of the Year Award. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Carmel and Martin Naughton have been named National Philanthropists of the Year in recognition of their generosity and leadership in supporting the ar(...)

The report by Community Foundation for Ireland found public transport services were  a top priority, followed by the quality of education, walking, early childhood development, mobility and transport for older people, literacy levels and the affordability of everyday life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish people prioritise the quality of public transport services above all else, are most unhappy with housing and property, and place a relatively l(...)

Winner of the Philanthropist of the Year  award  Brendan O’Carroll, with fellow winners Jim and Adeline Callery and David O’Brien of BNY Mellon. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll (on left) has been given the title Philanthropist of the Year by the Community Foundation for Ireland for his work with St Vincent d(...)

Brenda Clifford from Co Kildare with her daughter, three-year-old Rowan Clifford, who is a patient in Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, listening to the National Concert Hall Kids’ Classics players Gráinne Hope (cello), Julie Maisel (flute) and Liam Merriman (guitar). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Where words fail, music speaks.” So said fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. His observation couldn’t be more apt when applied to Kids’ Classic(...)

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