Elaine Byrne: Rebuilding trust in a broken charity sector

Only urgent reform will help myriad great organisations

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Elaine Byrne

17th July, 2016
Paul Kelly, former head of suicide counselling charity Console Picture: Feargal Ward

In Mongolia, there is no social welfare system or culture of adoption. The likelihood of abandoned children surviving the -40 degree winter nights of the capital city is poor.

In the 20 years since Christina Noble founded a refuge for abandoned children in Ulaanbaatar, her foundation has saved 10,000 children. I visited the miracle she created earlier this month.

Tom, the manager of the centre, explained how donations from Ireland had dramatically plummeted last year. They are...

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