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Charitable Lottery Fund

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, gave details to John McGuinness (FF, Carlow Kilkenny) of the Charitable Lottery Fund (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th March 2012, 904-5) (this is the fund set up to compensate charities which used to run their own lotteries from the consequences of the competition arising from the establishment of the National Lottery in the 1980s – ed).  This year, €6m was allocated to Rehab, Gael Linn, the Asthma Society, Irish Cancer Society, Polio Fellowship, Hanley Centre, FASI, Irish Lung Foundation, ISPCC, West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation, Drogheda Community Services Trust, Irish ME Trust, St Kieran’s Community Centre, Longford Cathedral Circle, Associated Charities Trust, Lyreacrompane Community Development, Mulreany Day Centre Housing, Slieve-Ardagh Rural Development and Cappoquin Community development.