Chuck Feeney

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If you have two children, that means anything above €620,000 will be subject to inheritance tax – formally known as Capital Acquisitions Tax – at 33%. File photograph: Getty Images

US President Donald Trump vowed to abolish it, but the Swedes did so. The Economist deems it a “fair” tax, philanthropist Chuck Feeney is avoiding it (...)

Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The state of philanthropy in Ireland was a “really scary thing” as donations from Atlantic Philanthropies were disappearing, Caitriona Fottrell, vice (...)

In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies, founded and financed by billionaire Chuck Feeney, gave away €1.1 billion in Ireland through 1,030 grants over 30 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It ended as it began – quietly, low key, with no fanfare. The Dublin office of Atlantic Philanthropies closed this week as billionaire Chuck Feeney, w(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

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 (...)

Neptune House apartments, Blackrock

The launch this week of luxury apartments at Neptune House in Blackrock marks yet another incarnation for one of Dublin’s finest – and lesser-known – (...)

A file image of Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Feeney, founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, before he was conferred an Honorary Degree jointly by the Universities of Ireland North and South at a ceremony in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has praised Atlantic Philanthropies which is holding its last Irish board meeting after a 30-year grant allocation programme wh(...)

Glen, which campaigned for a Yes vote in the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, is facing allegations of financial mismanagement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Board members of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) are to meet the Charities Regulator this week over allegations of financial mismanagemen(...)

 Chuck Feeney memorably said that philanthropy works best “not when it steers the grantee’s ship, but when it helps put the wind in their sails”. Photograph: Alan Betson

As Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) writes its last cheque, it is timely to reflect on both the scale and impact of its work in Ireland. (...)

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