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Thumper. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Since live music ground to a halt in March, and with subsequent attempts at staging physical shows scuppered by changes in Covid-19 guidelines, to say(...)

 Mary Coughlan will perform at Heuston Station on December 8th.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Coughlan, Mundy, Brian Kennedy and Eleanor McEvoy will be among the artists gigging at train stations next week to raise money for Focus Ireland(...)

Despite Covid-19, let’s not forget the gift of giving this Christmas.

Four charities let us know what both businesses and individuals can do to ensure the gift of giving is maintained this Christmas. Debra Ireland Debr(...)

For many businesses, partnering with a charity is a great way to give something back but also helps build brand awareness and can help customers connect with the brand.

With many businesses struggling financially due to the impacts of lockdown and charitable fundraising events not taking place in the same way they nor(...)

Christmas, always a critical time when it comes to fundraising, takes on an added significance this year. Photograph: iStock

There are very few of us who haven’t felt at least a tremor from the economic earthquake caused by the pandemic but it has had a disproportionate eff(...)

“School is a lifeline for many children,” says Mary Gamble, director of fundraising at Barnardos Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When you are drawing up your Christmas gift list this year, make sure to include a charity. “This time of year is always one of the most important po(...)

Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

Facebook has an employee hiking group and a plant-lovers group, to name a few. Photograph: iStock

Multinational companies in Ireland are leading the way when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For many it is now embedded in their(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy established Focus Ireland in 1985 driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong.

This time of year always comes with talk of getting home for Christmas, even if Covid has changed the narrative this year. But Focus Ireland deals w(...)

Izzy Okojie with two of her children, Martins and Gift,  is hoping the apparent confusion over their housing will be clarified. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A Dublin family has been forced to split up because their local authority will not allow them live in overcrowded accommodation and is treating them a(...)

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