Tuesday August 4, 2020

Soros’s foundation wants ‘clarity’ in Irish campaign finance laws

Last week, Sipo agreed in the High Court to quash a decision from December 2017 that saw it order Amnesty Ireland to return a €137,000 grant it had gotten from OSF to fund its abortion rights campaign

5th August, 2018

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros’s Open Societies Foundation (OSF) said it will “continue to fund grantees in Ireland” despite the “shortcomings” in Ireland’s laws around funding civil society campaign groups.

In a statement to The Sunday Business Post, a spokesman for OSF said it wants “legal clarity in whatever we do” and said it supports calls by Amnesty Ireland and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties “for steps...

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