Press Releases

Irish NGOs welcome EU’s new vision to fight poverty and climate change but express concern at lack of accountability

28 may 2013

At the European Foreign Affairs (Development) Council in Brussels today, European Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers committed to ending extreme poverty within one generation and setting the world on an environmentally sustainable and socially... Read more

Don’t pitch the world’s poor against the poor in Ireland, say NGOs

21 may 2013

Members of Dóchas, the Irish Association of Development NGOs today welcomed the statement from the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in support of overseas aid.  Read more

Irish development NGOs welcome Government’s focus on disability inclusion and urge Irish Presidency to ensure that people with disabilities are included in European overseas development programmes

14 may 2013

Ireland’s international development organisations have welcomed the Government’s new policy focus on disability inclusion and have urged Ireland to use the EU presidency to ensure that people with disabilities are included in European and Member Stat... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome Government’s reaffirmation that Ireland’s future depends on a stable and fairer world

02 may 2013

Irish Development NGOs today welcomed the Government’s new Irish Aid Policy Paper, One World, One Future, which forms the basis of the Government's engagement with development cooperation.  Read more

Éilíonn an tSochaí Shibhialta fócas úr ar Chomhionannas, ar Rialachas agus ar Inbhuanaitheacht

22 april 2013

An réamhchoinníoll is tábhachtaí le haghaidh cheannsú bochtaineachta ná comhionannas.  Sin a deir comhdháil mhór de ghníomhaígh agus de cheannairí eagraíochtaí na sochaí sibhialta in Éirinn a eagraíodh san RDS an Satharn seo caite.  Read more

Civil Society demands new focus on Equality, Governance and Sustainability

21 april 2013

Equality is the most important precondition for eliminating poverty according to a major gathering of activists and leaders of Irish civil society organisations at the RDS on Saturday. The event – ‘Setting Goals for a Better Ireland in a Just World’... Read more

NGOs say Ireland must strengthen its promise on aid commitments

03 april 2013

Irish Development NGOs today warned of how successive aid shortfalls threaten the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and called on the government to strengthen its promise to spend 0.7% of our GNI on overseas aid by 2015. Read more