Karen Kiernan said One Family had “never dealt with the amount of food and hunger issues” and at every meeting she attended since March people have talked about “food and hunger”. Photograph:iStock

The level of food poverty and hunger a leading single parents’ organisation has seen in the last six months has been “tragic”, its chief executive has(...)

 Albert Gubay was born in Wales of an Iraqi-Jewish father and a devout Catholic mother from Co Clare. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has donated €500,000 to help six Catholic charities in the Republic with their work through the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Donegal superfan John Murphy from Donegal Town. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

The ticket arrived by post on a sparkling Wednesday in Donegal Town. Courtesy of the county board. John Murphy was beginning to get worried. He has at(...)

Two men have been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of  homeless man Timmy Hourihane (pictured) in Cork city last year.

Two men have been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a homeless man who was died following an assault in Cork city last year. (...)

Polytunnels are valuable pieces of real estate where every square metre of precious growing space should - ideally - be used throughout the year. Photograph: Getty Images

History doesn’t tell us who first figured out that by stretching a skin of taut, transparent plastic over a series of rigid, vertical steel hoops, you(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church donations have plummeted in Dublin during the Covid-19 outbreak, falling by as much as 80 per cent. The Dublin Archdiocese said the n(...)

Google allocated €150,000 to the Ringsend Community Services Forum (RCSF) a local community networking group with a membership of 49 community groups

The US business community in Ireland has a long-standing tradition of supporting local community projects and initiatives. Indeed, a conservative esti(...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

A boy begging in an alleyway off Dawson Street in Dublin. The report says there are a large number of children living below the poverty line. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dealing with the consequences of poverty costs the State an estimated €4.5 billion every year, according to a new report. The Hidden Cost of Poverty (...)

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