Irish charities can expect a big increase on the ‚€500 million given last year, according to a leading research company. Amarach Consulting’s findings are part of a report on future trends in Irish society. Amarach’s report indicates that Irish people are getting used to their new found wealth and are increasingly philanthropic. ‘There is increasing evidence that we are becoming more mature about money and moving out of the ‘nouveau riche’ bracket,’ said Gerald O’Neill, chief executive of Amarach Consulting. He added that this emerging philanthropy is different to just writing a cheque and people want more active involvement. Advertisement Research predicts big donations increase Howard Lake | 11 January 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AmÃ¡rach has published a number of studies on charity in Ireland – including ‘Good Intentions’ and ‘Good Citizens’: both available free from their reports and studies section on their web site. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.