Eamon Meehan

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A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Photograph: AP

Global leaders gathered yesterday for the first World Humanitarian Summit to tackle a “broken” system that has left hundreds of millions of people in(...)

In its Lenten campaign this year, the biggest annual fundraising campaign in Ireland, the Trócaire box is featuring people from Ireland celebrating the charity’s supporters and all who are fighting for justice for the world’s poor. Photograph: Trócaire website

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 per cent increase on the 2014 figure of € 8 million. The funds(...)

Overseas charity Trócaire benefited from a bequest of almost €1 million from an anonymous donor last year. Trócaire is the overseas charity of the Ca(...)