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The wellness, health and beauty industries have become big business in recent years globally - but not all players are interested in the wellbeing of their clients. A nasty side shoot has sprung up of so-called wellness schemes that make dubious claims of health benefits and promise easy money in return for an initial investment.
1 Backer raised €20 of €2300
E-LEARNING THE HARD WAY: Are online education courses taking advantage of people during the pandemic?
With citizens across the world in intermittent lockdown over the past year, the opportunity for learning new skills and interacting with our peers has been largely limited to the online realm.
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Concerns have been raised on numerous occasions about the vast amount of public money spent on consultancy firms in Ireland, with over €13 million allocated to ‘consultancy services, value for money and policy reviews’ across departments in Budget 2020.
16 Backers raised €325 of €2605
In 2019, Ireland became one of the first countries in the world to remove companies which obtain more than a fifth of their revenues from fossil fuels from the State’s investment fund.
18 Backers raised €567 of €1240
FUNDING FERTILITY: Has the delay in publicly funding IVF destroyed people’s chance to have children?
Around one in six couples in Ireland experience difficulty when trying to have children and will face thousands of euro in costs if they seek fertility treatment.
28 Backers raised €950 of €950