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From TheJournal.ie 7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PAC Crc

7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PAC

Contractual obligations, a failing business and a pension fund that doesn’t actually exist – it was an interesting day in Committee Room 3.

From TheJournal.ie Cork mother has ten days to raise €35,000 for twins' surgery Help Zoe And Maya

Cork mother has ten days to raise €35,000 for twins' surgery

With just 10 days to raise money for life changing surgery for her daughters, Audrey Murnane is receiving help from some unexpected places – including an Irish international rugby star.

From TheJournal.ie TDs and Senators to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity Strike A Pose This post contains images

TDs and Senators to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity

Dáil and Seanad members will go head to head with professional models for charity in the Shelbourne Hotel next week.

From TheJournal.ie 70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness Homelessness

70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness

Each of the people braving the elements last night raised €5,000 for Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fund-it effort helps put Macnas back on the streets Street Soul This post contains images

Fund-it effort helps put Macnas back on the streets

Galway will see the colourful Macnas parade at Halloween as community pulls out all the stops.

From TheJournal.ie Four brothers take on Dublin marathon 33 years after their world-record first run THE RUNNING MEN

Four brothers take on Dublin marathon 33 years after their world-record first run

Three decades ago in New York, the Quinns became the first four brothers in the world to run a marathon together.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Chuggers, chuggers everywhere – is street fundraising crossing the line? Opinion

Column: Chuggers, chuggers everywhere – is street fundraising crossing the line?

There are better ways to secure donations that the overly-direct approaches employed by some street fundraisers – so why aren’t charities using them?

From TheJournal.ie HSE: 'Wicklow Hospice will require additional capital funding' Funding Fight

HSE: 'Wicklow Hospice will require additional capital funding'

The HSE said the hospice has only been included “for mention” in submissions for the 2014 Service Plan and that several sites are being considered.

From TheJournal.ie Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday Skydive

Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday

Jenny Conlon from Sandymount is one of thirty people who will be doing a skydive with Amy’s mother, Janis Winehouse.

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 Column: Cancer is a subject still cloaked in darkness – we're trying to lighten the conversation Opinion

Column: Cancer is a subject still cloaked in darkness – we're trying to lighten the conversation

Talking about cancer is never fun, but we’re trying to make it easier. The Irish Cancer Society’s upcoming Colour Dash will try to bring some colour and vibrancy to the cancer cause, writes helpline nurse Naomi Fitzgibbon.

From TheJournal.ie "We always knew he was popular... but no-one could have foreseen this support" Hit-and-Run

"We always knew he was popular... but no-one could have foreseen this support"

As the fund set up to repatriate NY hit-and-run victim Kevin Bell heads for £100,000, his friend says the extra money will now be set aside to help others.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO Read Me

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport? Read Me

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?

As a recovering alcoholic I should say that alcohol advertising and sponsorship has no place in sport, but I can’t: I know there are few options for sports clubs and I need my GAA club to stay open, writes an anonymous contributor.

From The42 Clane RFC members embark on 170km fundraising run to Thomond Park Halfway There

Clane RFC members embark on 170km fundraising run to Thomond Park

30 club members set off from Kildare early this morning and hope to arrive in Limerick in time for Munster vs. Leinster.

From TheJournal.ie Should charities act like private businesses to make more money? Charity

Should charities act like private businesses to make more money?

Private businesses invest money to make money – so charities should take a leaf out of their book, a fundraising expert says.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street?

Street based charity collections bring in cash but they are not to everyone’s liking.

From TheJournal.ie Community pulls together to get local woman back in her home after fire Dalkey This post contains videos This post contains images

Community pulls together to get local woman back in her home after fire

Grainne Nelligan’s home and business were both destroyed in the fire two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses Children

Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses

‘Child Nutrition Surcharge’ was set up in Maharashtra state 16 years ago where thousands of children die from malnutrition every year.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box Fundraising This post contains images

In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box

Do you remember these designs?

From TheJournal.ie 35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care Pyjamas

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house?

It was once in almost every household in Ireland over Lent – on the charity’s 40th anniversary, we ask: Is the Trócaire box something you still use?

From The42 'The route is littered with death' - Irish adventurers recall 16,000km trek to Shanghai Trek Of A Lifetime

'The route is littered with death' - Irish adventurers recall 16,000km trek to Shanghai

David Burns and Maghnus Collins set off on the Silk Route in March 2012 to raise funds for Self Help Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m Support

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m

The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to expand its Cancer Information Service which helps patients access the information they need to make decisions about treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Tiny Dancer: HMV to honour Lily-Mae funds Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer: HMV to honour Lily-Mae funds

The company will honour all invoices from sales of the single in its stores in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation Read Me

Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation

The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt Fundraising

Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt

The beleaguered bank has ventured back into the fundraising markets.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants Charity

Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants

Kevin Curran raised the money by driving his vintage tractor Betsy across America’s Route 66 in memory of his wife.

From TheJournal.ie Jack and Jill fundraising appeal yields 'extraordinary' number of donations Fundraising This post contains videos

Jack and Jill fundraising appeal yields 'extraordinary' number of donations

Tens of thousands of text, online and postal donations have yielded around €300,000 in just over a month since the childcare charity’s urgent appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide Concern

Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide

O’Connell is to join the Concern Worldwide London office, working with the fundraising, marketing and policy, communications and campaigns teams on ‘special projects’.

From The42 Ireland 'inspired' as hockey bosses confirm Argentina place Money Talks

Ireland 'inspired' as hockey bosses confirm Argentina place

IHA confirm that the men’s national hockey team will compete at Champions Challenge I as fundraising efforts near the €60,000 mark.

From TheJournal.ie Ad of the year? Haitians reading #FirstWorldProblems tweets Firstworldproblems This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Ad of the year? Haitians reading #FirstWorldProblems tweets

Charity turns Twitter hashtag on its head – what’s your reaction to it?

From TheJournal.ie Businesswoman stunned by support after sharing #mycancerstory Mycancerstory

Businesswoman stunned by support after sharing #mycancerstory

Aileen O’Toole generated a huge reaction on social media when she shared her story of her cancer battle on Twitter last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie #Mycancerstory: The most powerful story on Twitter today Mycancerstory This post contains images

#Mycancerstory: The most powerful story on Twitter today

Aileen O’Toole co-founded the Sunday Business Post and is MD of Amas internet consultancy. Today, she shared the biggest challenge of her life so far.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you?

As the UK levels strict regulations on charity street fundraisers, we ask: How do you feel about so-called ‘chuggers’?

From TheJournal.ie Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK Chuggers

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK

The British Public Fundraising Regulatory Association updates list of rules which target ‘chuggers’ – but no such moves are yet afoot in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters Read Me

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge David's Way Round

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge

David Exley, whose brother and son took their own lives, is travelling between 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland to highlight the charity’s services.

From TheJournal.ie 6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll In Focus This post contains images

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll

There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.

From TheJournal.ie Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest Twice The Fun This post contains images

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest

Fundraising event is also a place for multiple-birth siblings to meet and bond with similar families.