“Charity shops are an important source of funding for a number of Irish charities and the work they do, and they depend on the public’s trust and generosity,” Charities Regulator chief executive John Farrelly said. File photograph: Getty Images

A Co Mayo woman has told a judge she set up an unregistered charity shop to assist local causes, including families suddenly bereaved who needed money(...)

The figures show that a new record total of 9,104 people were homeless during the month.

Campaigners have called for an “urgent reassessment” of the Government’s housing policy following record numbers of homeless people in emergency accom(...)

Maureen Durcan: The Sligo Cancer Support Centre now caters for the emotional needs of over 9,000 patients. Photograph: Peter Wilcock

Maureen Durcan lives in Co Sligo with her husband James. She developed cancer in 1994 and survived a long battle with the disease. Two years later, sh(...)

A Mabs office  in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

In the latest move in a disturbing saga, the Citizens Information Board (CIB) has withdrawn the small amount of funding it provides to the Money Advic(...)

Prof John Monaghan: he first became involved with the SVP in 1985 in Leixlip, Co Dublin, and from then to 2010 remained an active member locally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) stalwart and vice-president Prof John Monaghan (73) has died at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross (...)

We’re all about indulgent festive drinks. Photograph: iStock

WHAT’S HOT #5GiveAFiver St Vincent de Paul’s campaign for you to donate €5, take a photo with five friends, and nominate them to donate, too. Wheel (...)

English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell: “it looks to be very organised with one set begging and then others collecting from them.” Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traders in Cork have raised concerns about a group of Romanian men and women begging on the streets of the city centre in the run up to Christmas. Co(...)

Cork bishops said there was an increasing awareness of the problem of homelessness in Irish society. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People should remember the homeless this year and do what they can to help, the Church of Ireland and Catholic Bishops of Cork have urged in a joint C(...)

Emily Logan,  chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission:  the commission will discuss concerns among civil society groups about Ireland’s electoral funding laws.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

Foreign donations from legitimate organisations to Irish human rights campaigning groups should not necessarily have to be returned, Emily Logan, the (...)

A queue outside the Capuchin Centre in Dublin last December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has been criticised over its contribution to the work of the Capuchin Centre in Dublin, which provides 300 breakfasts and 700 dinners t(...)

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