A HSE spokeswoman said it was “currently utilising its own resource complement” to administer the vaccine. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Order of Malta, the Irish Red Cross and St John Ambulance have offered to help the State’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, but have yet to receive (...)

The ‘UnBlocked Cash’ project is currently undergoing a second-phase trial in Vanuatu with more than 5,000 individuals and 100 vendors participating. Photograph: Keith Parsons/Oxfam

Oxfam Ireland has received €1 million in grant funding from the European Commission for a pilot project that aims to deliver international aid via blo(...)

Three Irish Red Cross ambulances, as well as ambulances from the HSE and Civil Defence, evacuated the residents

Almost 20 residents were evacuated from a care home in Co Donegal last weekend after a number of staff fell ill and concerns were raised about a possi(...)

Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh (second from left) with Martin Woods, Niall Dennehy, Danny Curran and Nicola Paoli of Aid:Tech at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

A system which creates a permanent and immutable record of charitable donations, from the point of giving right through to how they are spent on the g(...)

An audit raised several issues with how the Irish Red Cross manages restricted funds, donated to be spent on specific appeals and causes. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Red Cross deducted more than €123,000 from donated funds for humanitarian appeals, as a “retrospective” administration charge during a perio(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: she said she had confidence the charity’s spending “was all above board”, and there was no question of any funds being “misused”

The Irish Red Cross threatened to take a legal injunction against a board member who resigned over financial concerns at the charity to stop him publi(...)

 Darren Ryan: I think you’d question a humanitarian organisation doing this to a volunteer, someone who is just raising legitimate questions.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Darren Ryan joined the Irish Red Cross as a youth volunteer when he was 10-years-old, and had been an active member for 26 years until recently. Fro(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe. In August, former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey, chair of the charity’s board, wrote to the Minister  seeking an extra €140,000 in State funding, due to the “serious financial situation” facing the Irish Red Cross

State funding to the Irish Red Cross will be increased to nearly €1 million a year, to help prevent a financial crisis at the organisation. The deci(...)

Photograph: Irish Red Cross

The national office of the Irish Red Cross may be forced to rely on funds held in local branch bank accounts to avert a financial crisis, leaked docum(...)

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Cutbacks to the international arm of the Irish Red Cross due to a funding shortfall could raise questions about the financial management of the charit(...)

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