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John  and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe. The company is valued at $9.2 billion

Stripe, the fast-growing online payments company established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has acquired a payments firm that previou(...)

President Michael D Higgins and  Sabina Higgins visit a refugee camp in Athens, Greece, in February. The Irish Refugee Council, Nasc and Oxfam Ireland are calling on the Government to expand the definition of family within the International Protection Act 2015. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Refugees separated from their families are more likely to experience anxiety and depression in their new home and less likely to be able to learn Engl(...)

The  Swiss-based charity, which was set up in 1863 to help victims of war. Photograph: iStock

More than 20 workers at the International Committee of the Red Cross were sacked or quit their roles following cases of sexual misconduct. The charit(...)

Allowing material possessions to be the controlling principle of our lives leaves us morally stunted and spiritually dead

Charles the Great, better known as Charlemagne, became King of the Franks in the year AD 768. He united much of Europe during his reign and reached th(...)

Norah Casey pictured this week receiving an award. Several facts used to promote her Planet Woman initiative are wrong or have been largely discredited.

This week, former Dragon’s Den panellist and magazine publisher Norah Casey launched her annual Planet Woman Academy initiative. It is essentially a m(...)

Oxfam International regional director for Latin America, Simon Ticehurst (right), speaks to Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation Aviol Fleurant (left) at a meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday. Mr Fleurant said Oxfam will be suspended in the country for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo

Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended in Haiti for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group, a Haitian(...)

Justin Forsyth, who has resigned as deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The deputy director of the United Nations children’s agency Unicef resigned on Thursday, saying he did not want coverage of past mistakes he had made(...)

Vice-chair Maureen O’Sullivan TD and  chairman Brendan Smith TD during a report launch  of the Irish Aid Programme by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation which would bind future governments into meeting Ireland’s foreign aid commitments should be introduced with all-party agreement, a member(...)

Mohammed Rafique and Rafika Begum with their children Jamalida (8) and Waheeda (4) at their home in Carlow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In August 2017 more than 100 people gathered on the grounds of the Carlow College, St Patrick's*, for the official reopening of the Carlow Cricket Clu(...)

The Wheel said charities cannot do their work without the public trust.

The chief executive of Ireland’s national association of charitable organisations called on the public not to “disconnect” from the charities they sup(...)

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