Not For Profit: Vibrant voluntary sector leads the way in Ireland

The non-profit sector is delivering vital services to a growing number of beneficiaries while striving to achieve operating efficiencies, writes Ruth Wildgust.

29th September, 2012
Deirdre Garvey, chief executive at The Wheel: 'Irish people can be proud that they're part of a country that has such a vibrant civil society.'

A new report, A Portrait of the Non-Profit Sector in Ireland commissioned by The Wheel, which represents over 900 community, voluntary and charity organisations in Ireland, indicates that non-profit companies make a significant contribution to social and economic activity.

More than 100,000 people are employed across nearly 12,000 organisations in the sector which generated annual turnover of €5.75 billion in 2009, according to figures collated by InkEx (the Irish Non-Profit Knowledge Exchange).

Another 560,000 people across Ireland are involved...

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