A little more give and take needed for voluntary sector

A little more give and take needed for voluntary sector

Non-profits contribute €2 billion to the economy annually, but their national body the Wheel warns that new regulations are stretching them to the max, and lack of trust is stifling the sector.

The contribution voluntary organisations and charities make to Irish society is significant. There are currently 10,000 charities operating in Ireland (a subset of the country’s 29,000 non-profit organisations) and they play a central role in delivering our health, social and community services and in advocating for people’s needs.

Every community in the country has an army of volunteers, with over a quarter of those aged 15 and above volunteering every year. If these huge numbers...

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