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From TheJournal.ie Former Console CEO Paul Kelly found dead at Kildare home Clane

Former Console CEO Paul Kelly found dead at Kildare home

It’s believed gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them Shelter

New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them

Cope Galway said one women last year had to choose between staying in an abusive household with her sons or living in the refuge without them.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity Christmas Spirit

Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity

The original goal of €250,000 was well surpassed.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're saving lives several times a week': Cork air ambulance risks being grounded after funding shortfall Charity

'We're saving lives several times a week': Cork air ambulance risks being grounded after funding shortfall

Irish Community Rapid Response requires in the region of €400,000 to continue operating the air ambulance.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim Brrrrrr

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day Childline

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day

Volunteers with the charity answered 793 calls, online contacts and texts from children yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting' Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

At this time of year fundraisers take to the streets to raise much-needed funds for a variety of causes.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017 Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter ALONE

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and Alone’s cold weather initiative.

From TheJournal.ie There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari Children At Risk In Ireland

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari

“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.

From TheJournal.ie 'They played a blinder': Praise for volunteers who help young children during long hospital stays Children In Hospital

'They played a blinder': Praise for volunteers who help young children during long hospital stays

Children in Hospital Ireland is looking for people to host a coffee morning for the charity on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Trump ordered to pay two million dollars over charitable foundation 'misuse' Trump Foundation

Trump ordered to pay two million dollars over charitable foundation 'misuse'

The judge also approved an agreement to close the Trump Foundation and distribute the remaining funds to other charities.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway' Homelessness

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie 100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

From The42 'I never dreamed we would reach a figure like this' - €2.5m raised by Pat Smullen's charity race Great Cause

'I never dreamed we would reach a figure like this' - €2.5m raised by Pat Smullen's charity race

An all-star cast featuring Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O’Brien, and Paul Carberry were in action at the Curragh last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie RNLI sees donation surge after being forced to defend its work saving lives overseas Life-saving Work

RNLI sees donation surge after being forced to defend its work saving lives overseas

The RNLI says less than 2% of annual expenditure is spent outside the UK and Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units Miles For Smiles

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units

The group has raised €55,000 to purchase equipment to donate and to sponsor a new room at Ronald McDonald House in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal' Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid following death of motor neurone disease campaigner Fr Tony Coote RIP

Tributes paid following death of motor neurone disease campaigner Fr Tony Coote

Fr Coote’s Walk While You Can campaign raised hundreds of thousands of euro for research.

From TheJournal.ie 'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour' Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

From The42 'When you smell it and live it and see kids dying, it's very hard not to do something about it' Tribe Tale

'When you smell it and live it and see kids dying, it's very hard not to do something about it'

Former Galway dual star Alan Kerins shares the brilliant story of his remarkable work in Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade called after donated clothes set alight outside charity shop Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade called after donated clothes set alight outside charity shop

Last year, a number of charities advised people to drop off donations at their shops only during working hours.

From The42 Dundalk players and staff pledge to donate a day's wages to Temple Street Great Cause

Dundalk players and staff pledge to donate a day's wages to Temple Street

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions announced the charitable initiative today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance still awaiting approval to operate Ready And Waiting

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance still awaiting approval to operate

The charity is awaiting a formal announcement from the Minister for Health.

From TheJournal.ie 'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill RIP

'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill

Through the years, O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America.

From TheJournal.ie 'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos confirms redundancies amid financial concerns as it makes 'shift in strategic direction' Children's Charity

Barnardos confirms redundancies amid financial concerns as it makes 'shift in strategic direction'

The children’s charity has said it was still coping with gaps in state in funding first introduced a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services Addiction

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Large sum of money' found in man's shirt donated to Oxfam - is it yours? Lost And Found

'Large sum of money' found in man's shirt donated to Oxfam - is it yours?

The organisers of Oxfam’s Fashion Relief event are looking for the owner to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need to be able to track where our charity donation goes. Here's how Opinion

Opinion: We need to be able to track where our charity donation goes. Here's how

Blockchain technology is a gamechanger for transparency in the charity sector – meaning fraud, corruption and misspending are eliminated, writes Danny Curran.

From TheJournal.ie Tati and her puppies were abandoned at the side of the road - Dogs Trust took them in A Dog Is For Life

Tati and her puppies were abandoned at the side of the road - Dogs Trust took them in

The charity is under huge pressure after almost 400 requests from the public to surrender the dogs in the month after Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one Aid

Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one

The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections Limerick

Gardaí arrest two men suspected of involvement in bogus charity collections

The men were arrested yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

Here are some easy ways to help charity if you want to start 2019 on a good foot

You can still be charitable once December is over.

From TheJournal.ie 'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp Greek Wildfires This post contains videos

'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp

O’Callaghan-Westropp died after being caught up in the Greek wildfires this summer.

From TheJournal.ie This Dublin charity will put your unwanted Christmas presents to good use Crosscare

This Dublin charity will put your unwanted Christmas presents to good use

People with unwanted gifts are being asked to donate them so they can be distributed to homeless people.

From TheJournal.ie The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040 Helping Hand

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040

The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland Food For Thought

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

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