Metropolis: A charitable nation

In Ireland’s urban centres, charities are finding themselves swamped with requests for help as the recession bites, but are also seeing an increase in volunteers willing to help

4th April, 2009

All over Ireland, thousands of volunteers working with charitable organisations are finding themselves under increasing pressure to cope with the fallout from the recession. At the same time, the groups they work with are struggling to deal with reduced donations and increased workloads.

As the country slides further into difficulty, more people are having to turn to organisations such as the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Focus Ireland and others to help make ends...

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