Press Releases

Irish NGOs welcome Europe's ambitions to end extreme poverty

07 december 2011

Irish NGOs today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to significantly increase overseas aid from 2014 onwards. On 7 December, the Commission formally adopted its budget proposals, setting out European priorities for the 2014-2020 period.   Read more

World AIDS Day - Development NGOs: “Aid works – The world is winning fight against HIV and AIDS”

01 december 2011

As commemorations for World AIDS Day 2011 begin, members of Dochas, the umbrella group of Irish Development NGOs, welcome significant progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past 30 years. NGOs acknowledge that better prevention programme... Read more

EU policies still undermining the fight against poverty, say NGOs

07 november 2011

EU policies are continuing to seriously undermine rights in developing countries, says a new report published by the confederation of European development NGOs: CONCORD. The report, entitled ‘Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development’ being la... Read more

Aid Agencies Welcome Seanad Support for Overseas Aid

21 september 2009

Commenting on yesterday’s [20 May] debate in Seanad Éireann, Dóchas, the umbrella group of development NGOs, welcomed Senators’ support for Ireland’s overseas aid programme. Read more