Press Releases

As we celebrate ‘Europe Day’, Irish NGOs call on EU to take decisive action on global poverty

09 may 2012

May 9 marks the day of annual celebration of Robert Schuman’s proposal for the creation of a unified Europe. ‘Europe Day’ marks the day when European nations chose to see their future in cooperation and economic and political integration.  Read more

Irish NGOs welcome positive findings about EU aid

27 april 2012

Two reports this week praise European overseas aid, but warn of need to improve institutional set-up The members of Dóchas have welcomed two recent reports documenting recent improvements in the European Commission’s (EC) external assistance programm... Read more

Ireland must keep its promise to strengthen aid commitment, say NGOs

04 april 2012

The latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published today, show that Ireland reduced its spending on official development assistance (ODA) by 3.1% in 2011. Commenting on this review, Ireland’s overse... Read more

Aid is an Investment in our common future, say NGOs

01 march 2012

At a hearing of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, representatives of Ireland’s Development NGOs called on the Government to consider overseas aid as an investment in our own future. Read more

National dialogue needed on future development priorities, say Irish NGOs

24 january 2012

Meeting today, the Board of Dóchas, the umbrella group of Ireland’s Development NGOs, urged the Government to use Ireland’s 2013 Presidency of the European Union to set new priorities for international efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality.   Read more

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