The Irish Independent 

Check out the Irish Independent article where singer Tolü Makay chats about how she follows a very sustainable, circular policy of recycling her wardrobe and donating where possible. We were delighted to see her promoting Second Hand September and Oxfam, and Charity Retail Ireland also gets a mention. 

Click here to have a read for yourself!


The Retail Tea Break Podcast

We’ve been featuring in the news recently with our Chair, Mark Sweeney, on the Retail Tea Break podcast with Melissa Moore. Mark busts some of the myths around charity retail and he does a great job in promoting charity shops as a sustainable fashion choice. Click the link below to listen back.

Irish Times Article

And then there’s this great piece in the Irish Times featuring NCBI in Camden Street, quoting Olive McKevitt of NCBI Dun Laoghaire and Nina Heffernan of the Irish Cancer Society shop in Dun Laoghaire. This is a subsciber only article but here is the link if you have an IT account. 

RTE Morning Ireland

Helen Martin, CEO of the Charities Regulator, was on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland talking about their recently published report Irish Attitudes towards the Charity Sector. Martin commented that there is an increase in people giving goods to charity shops and also people buying from charity shops. Quote from the report:

There is increased engagement with charity shops in 2022. The purchase of goods/use of charity shops as a way of donating is up significantly (+8% pts), there is higher incidence of donating goods (up 14% pts to 57%) as well as widespread purchasing from charity shops (54% of all adults).

Listen to the clip here 

Lunchtime Live on Newstalk

Should we be encouraging fast fashion in Ireland?
Paul Hughes for Charity Retail Ireland appears at the end of this piece on the news that Shein is opening its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Also on the slot are Barry Andrews, MEP, Marietta Doran, Fashion Stylist and Pat Kane, Reuzi.

Listen back here