Panti Bliss. Among the rivals Kickstarter has in Ireland is Indiegogo, recently used by filmmaker Conor Horgan to raise more than €50,000 to make a documentary about the Irish drag queen.

There was much excitement among entrepreneurs, inventors and other creative types this week when it was announced that the world’s biggest crowdfundin(...)

Carly (8) and Gracie (4) Fagan, from Portlaoise, whose sister Lucy is affected by autism, pictured with Keith Duffy at the 2013 launch of the Blue Nose fundraising campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Actor and musician Keith Duffy has been awarded National Philanthropist of the Year for his work with Irish Autism Action (IAA). The former Boyzone me(...)

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For Oisín and Diarmuid Scollard, their brother Cormac’s suicide, in 2003, set them on a professional path they never thought they would take, but one (...)