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From TheJournal.ie 'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes' Make A Wish

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

From TheJournal.ie Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund Solidarity

Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund

Unite’s regional secretary said the move shows that the SIPTU workers have the support of the entire trade union movement.

From TheJournal.ie 'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession Every Little Helps

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession

Last week Childline said its service deals not just with abuse children, but with children who are worried about the recession and how it’s impacted on their families.

From TheJournal.ie More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year Organ Donation

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be' Childline

'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be'

Ahead of the charity’s AGM in Dublin today, the ISPCC said it is now at breaking point and could be forced to close Childline at night – when children need them most.

From TheJournal.ie There was "a little Machiavelli twist" in Shatter's decision to donate severance pay Jack And Jill

There was "a little Machiavelli twist" in Shatter's decision to donate severance pay

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation’s CEO has said he doesn’t believe the government would have used the money wisely.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets Election 2014

Fine Gael's 'no expenses' candidate uses Seanad envelopes to send out leaflets

Council hopeful Noel Rock has admitted using €60 worth of Oireachtas stationery to distribute leaflets despite his high-profile ‘no expenses’ pledge.

From The42 Comedian John Bishop donates £96k to Hillsborough Family Support Group JFT 96

Comedian John Bishop donates £96k to Hillsborough Family Support Group

The well-known Liverpool fan says he is hoping to help bring a resolution for families of the victims.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won't benefit anyone Think Of The Children

Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won't benefit anyone

Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend Domestic Violence

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

From TheJournal.ie The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas Donations

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.

Man walks the streets giving $100 to homeless people

Pay it forward.

From TheJournal.ie Over €4 million left to Trócaire in wills last year Charity

Over €4 million left to Trócaire in wills last year

Overall the charity’s income was down 10 per cent as it said it continues to be impacted by the difficult economic climate.

From TheJournal.ie Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment Seanad Recall

Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment

Fine Gael’s Colm Burke had criticised fellow senator, Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly, for his action over organ donations legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook campaigns have the power to 'dramatically boost' organ donation Organ Donation

Facebook campaigns have the power to 'dramatically boost' organ donation

A campaign in the US last year resulted in a 21-fold increase in registration.

From The42 NFL player to donate money for every catch, dropped pass to Boston fund Boston Marathon

NFL player to donate money for every catch, dropped pass to Boston fund

Hopefully Danny Amendola catches lots of passes for the Pats this season.

From TheJournal.ie NUIG receives €1 million donation for scholarship and access programme Donation

NUIG receives €1 million donation for scholarship and access programme

NUIG’s president says the funding will mean that “talented students facing financial challenges” will be able to receive education.

From TheJournal.ie Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging Begging

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

From TheJournal.ie Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse Domestic Abuse

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

From TheJournal.ie Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation Christmas Dinner

Mrs Brown's Christmas dinners: Hundreds to benefit from O'Carroll's donation

For the second year in a row, Brendan O’Carroll has donated turkey and ham vouchers to St Vincent de Paul in the Dublin region to help families this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Anonymous donor leaves €2.5m to the Irish Cancer Society Generosity

Anonymous donor leaves €2.5m to the Irish Cancer Society

The money was given in 2011 on the condition that the donor was to remain anonymous.

From TheJournal.ie More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave ISPCC

More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave

The charity said it is €500,000 behind target despite salary cuts across the board this year.

From TheJournal.ie Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia London 2012 This post contains images

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia

The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.

From TheJournal.ie E-Voting machines finally put to use In Pictures This post contains images

E-Voting machines finally put to use

The company which bought and scrapped the machines has donated €10,000 to charity.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD gives half of his salary to local school to employ teacher Education Cuts

Fine Gael TD gives half of his salary to local school to employ teacher

Brendan Griffin has set up an arrangement to give half of his salary to Fybough National School in his Kerry South constituency after it lost a teacher due to education cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Case closed: Woman claims cash in curtains donated to Barnardos Curtain Call

Case closed: Woman claims cash in curtains donated to Barnardos

A sum of cash was discovered inside curtains donated to the children’s charity and a public appeal was issued yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos appeals to curtains donor after cash discovery Cash Curtains

Barnardos appeals to curtains donor after cash discovery

Charity shop in Rathmines are trying to contact woman who recently donated curtains which contained a quantity of cash.

From TheJournal.ie Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers Irish Aid

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Charity wants Ó Snodaigh's spent ink cartridges to raise funds Inkgate

Charity wants Ó Snodaigh's spent ink cartridges to raise funds

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation says it could use the €50,000 worth of spent printer cartridges to raise funds for brain damaged children.

Nursing home finds gun in donated piano

The gun was only discovered years after the piano had been donated.

From TheJournal.ie Google donates €1million to Ireland's Science Gallery Google Gives Back

Google donates €1million to Ireland's Science Gallery

The gift is part of over $100 million donated by the internet company to organisations around the world in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom Japan

Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom

The cash, which was accompanied by an unsigned note, was donated to tsunami disaster victims – but concerns have been raised about the donor, who wrote they had “no future”.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil Donation

Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil

The former government minister Éamon Ó Cuív was unable to donate his ministerial severance pay package to the party who could “badly do with it at present”.

From The42 Rhinos fine Bailey over tsunami comments Apology

Rhinos fine Bailey over tsunami comments

The Leeds Rhinos prop has issued a statement apologising for insensitive remarks made on Facebook.