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Diarmaid Ferriter had an interesting article article yesterday challenging Irish Philanthropists to buy and donate items of historical interest to the Nation. Coincidently the National Museum has a special exhibition on at the moment of works of Asian Art donated … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

There is no argument that Ireland is rapidly transitioning from a Catholic country to a modern secular pluralist Republic. The “sea of faith” that once surrounded and shaped Irish life is now in full and rapid retreat. Attendance at Sunday … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Lorraine Courtney had an interesting and thoughtful article in this mornings Irish Independent on charities and “selfies”. I thought the article made a number of very valid points about the potentially negative impact of social media on society and in particular … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

The people’s Conversation on Citizenship organised by the Wheel and the Carnegie UK Trust got off to a great start on Saturday.The project was launched by Emily O’Reilly and her very strong speech was followed by equally powerful presentations by … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

On Monday last (6th of October) I had the privilege of attending a seminar on the Enabling State organised by NESC and the Carnegie Trust. The Seminar brought together a diverse group of people from the public and the community … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

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WHAT IS PHILANTHROPY?

Philanthropy is a particular kind of charitable giving. It is focused on the root causes of problems and making a sustainable improvement, as distinct from contributing to immediate relief.

Philanthropy is not the exclusive preserve of very wealthy people, What distinguishes philanthropic giving from more spontaneous once offcharitable donations is that the money is given with a degree of reflection and a clear purpose.

PHILANTHROPY POLL

    • Are your charitable donations feeling the pinch?

      • No
        51%
      • Yes
        49%

      Total Voters: 35

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