Charity begins at home



Irish transport companies have contributed over €500,000 to charities in the past year.

Firms such as DAA, Transdev, Veolia and Enterprise Rent-a-Car made significant contributions to local charities and community groups.

“This is our fifth year to compile these national statistics on the Business Impact Map," said Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland.

"In a year that has seen a decline in charitable donations in Ireland, and as times are getting tougher, what we have noticed is that companies are contributing more in the way of in kind donation, pro bono support and employee volunteering hours.

"This shows that companies are still keen to have an impact on society and on their local areas but are providing support in different ways and using their own skillset to provide job placements, mentoring, pro bono work, or other products and services free of charge to local groups and charities on a long term basis.”