The changing nature of Irish voluntary social service organizations

Gwen Jaffro (The Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Reviews the development of the Irish voluntary sector and examines the unique characteristics of the legal framework in which voluntary organizations operate and the funding and staffing arrangements. Focuses on recent changes in the relationship between the state and organizations. Speculates on the future of these organizations by examining issues such as contracting, cohesiveness and general evolutionary trends.



Jaffro, G. (1996), "The changing nature of Irish voluntary social service organizations", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 9 No. 7, pp. 45-59.

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