The biggest companies in Ireland and their employees raised €28m for charities and community groups last year, writes Ellie Donnelly in the Irish Independent.

In addition to cash, the total number of hours donated by Irish employees to community groups and projects has exceeded one million since 2013.

For businesses, as well as the social benefits, charity work is seen as a way to attract and retain employees, according to Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) - an organisation that encourages business participation with community groups.

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