The “legal extortion” of crippling insurance premiums is threatening the existence of Ireland’s social fabric, including farmers’ marts, festivals and community celebrations, GAA clubs, and even children’s charities.
The demand on charities is increasing despite economic recovery, according to data which reveals the extent of the problem. Out of the 262 charities surveyed by The Wheel, Ireland’s representative and support organisation for charities, 72% reported an increased demand for services.
The Wheel, a resource organisation for charities and voluntary groups, described Section 38 agencies to me as “arms of the State in all but governance”. But shouldn’t all arms of the State be headed by the State? Isn’t governance all important?