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The legislation also deals with the manner in which charities raise funds.  Photograph: Frank Miller

New powers to enable the Charities Regulator to investigate financial mismanagement in charitable organisations will come into effect by early Septemb(...)

The Charities Regulator has appointed five new board members to assume control of suicide prevention charity Console. Photograph: Getty Images

Console founder Paul Kelly has been effectively banished from the suicide prevention charity he still claims to lead. The High Court has blocked his (...)

The head office of Console Suicide Prevention Charity in Celbridge Co Kildare. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Five new trustees have been appointed to the board of the embattled suicide prevention charity Console. The appointments, designed to shore up the go(...)

The Minister for Justice said the Attorney General has advised the proposed legislation is unconstitutional, contravening the provisions of the eighth amendment, which recognises the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish and British regulatory authorities are engaging with the Console suicide charity, Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. She told the Dáil on T(...)

Console is also the subject of an audit by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which has funded its UK operation, and may also face an investigation by the UK Charity Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

Financial management at the suicide prevention charity Console should be investigated by the Public Accounts Committee, a Fine Gael TD has said. Alan (...)

Peter Connor, (left) and John Farrelly, directors of

If you’re starting a business, or indeed have a small business, there are several options for funding. These include debt financing (ie bank loans), a(...)

A 1998 photograph of the coffin bearing the remains of Ronan Mac Lochlainn leaving the funeral home in Finglas village. Picture: Matt Kavanagh.

A detective who shot dead a member of Real IRA during a foiled cash-in-transit raid in Wicklow was “in fear of my life”, the MacLochlainn commission h(...)

Clifford Whitehouse (39), of Knockbrack Downs, Drogheda, Co Louth, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder at Chapel Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin,  on November 11th, 2013. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A father of four has been jailed for four months for his role in a violent incident outside a Balbriggan school while many people were dropping off th(...)

Earlier this week, the Government announced its intention to hold a referendum in May, with the intention of reducing the waiting time for divorce to two years Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It’s 20 years since Ireland voted for divorce. An Irish Times series, Divorced Ireland, explores the effects of that vote on Irish life, then and s(...)

Leo Varadkar has been the best at using the public appointments system. Photograph: Collins

Last year the Department of Arts and Heritage placed public advertisements inviting responses from people who thought themselves suitable to be member(...)

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