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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO Homeless In Dublin

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children Hugh's House This post contains videos

VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children

Ade Stack saw parents who were not from Dublin sleeping in waiting rooms and in their cars while her son was in hospital – she wanted to do something to help.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas Collectors

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

From TheJournal.ie Charity ordered to pay former CEO €50k for unfair dismissal Ataxia Ireland

Charity ordered to pay former CEO €50k for unfair dismissal

However, Ataxia Ireland is currently in the process of being wound up.

From TheJournal.ie 'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year Annual Report

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

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?

Michael D Higgins used his Christmas message to address the homeless crisis.

Members of the Travelling Community in Coolock have been buying trolleys of food to help the homeless this Christmas

We spoke to Keira from A Lending Hand about the ‘trolley fill challenge’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be more likely to donate to a charity if contactless payments were an option? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be more likely to donate to a charity if contactless payments were an option?

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is introducing contactless payment versions of traditional bucket collection.

From TheJournal.ie Former charity director who admitted to stealing over €1 million rushed to hospital Courts

Former charity director who admitted to stealing over €1 million rushed to hospital

Greg Walsh is awaiting sentencing for his crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in Deck The Halls

Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in

The station is back on the air from 28 November until St Stephen’s Day.

From The42 Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity Memory Man This post contains videos

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

From The42 Kenny Dalglish receives knighthood for 'services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool' King Kenny This post contains videos

Kenny Dalglish receives knighthood for 'services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool'

The 67-year-old is one of English football’s greatest ever players and managers.

From TheJournal.ie 333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy Cold Weather Strategy

333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy

The measure was announced in partnership with a range of charities.

From TheJournal.ie 370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010 Novas

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010

Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.

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