Deirdre Garvey

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‘Huge strides’ have been made in recent years by charities in increasing transparency, Liz Hughes, chief executive of the Charities Institute Ireland, said.

The Charities Regulator has said it is not satisfied with the practice of charities publishing abridged accounts. The comments come following the pub(...)

Mary Fitzgerald, founder of Clare Haven Services and Haven Horizons.

A Clare woman who established a service for victims of domestic violence won the 2018 Community Hero Award on Tuesday night. The accolade – part of T(...)

Cork children Olan Hanrahan (7) from Charleville, Kumail Alhlaichi (5) from Blackpool, and Alex Madden (6) from Aherla have unleashed their superpowers for the ‘Mercy Heroes’, which raises funds for POONS, the Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service. The service allows children with cancer to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home. The Mercy Hospital Foundation in Cork is holding its fundraising day on Friday, October 19th. Register at mercyfundraising.ie to receive a ‘Mercy Heroes’ pack full of information and ideas. Photograph: Ed Godsell and John Allen

1) Only one in seven people bring their unused, out-of-date medications back to their pharmacy, where they can be disposed of safely, according to a n(...)

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman said the agency’s primary concern was with the law and the “vague wording” and “overly broad application of the Electoral Act”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It all comes back to the legislation. The lack of clarity in the Electoral Acts around funding, foreign donations and the definition of political pur(...)

Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, and environmental campaigner Duncan Stewart at the charity summit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Charities are struggling to meet the growing demands of State regulators, which is adding to the “administrative burden” they face, a conference held (...)

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(...)

 At the launch of the national awards for charities were  (centre)   Deirdre Garvey of the Wheel, and (from left)  Maureen Murphy (Irish Catholic Girl Guides), Damian Leneghan (SeniorsLine), Judith Gilsenan (Debra Ireland), Diane Colgan (Enclude), Olivia Lally (Sightsavers), Josephine Glennon (Citizens Information Board), Nicola Toughey (Irish Catholic Girl Guides), Daniel Curran (Irish Red Cross)  

Charity employees are having to “justify themselves and their work even to friends and family”, an event in Dublin heard on Tuesday. Representatives(...)

Five health charities will receive a prize of €10,000 each in recognition of the impact they have made in their communities.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Five health charities will receive a prize of €10,000 each in recognition of the impact they have made in their communities. The GSK Ireland Impact (...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind a radiation sign. Jim Kavanagh, winner of Ireland’s Charity Hero of 2014, established his Volunteer Outreach Group affiliated to Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International in Co Kilkenny in the early 90s. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

An Irish man who has spent the last two decades helping alleviate the suffering of children and adults in psychiatric institutions across Belarus and (...)

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