Press Releases

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

OECD Calls on Government to Meet Aid Targets

07 may 2009

Commenting on the launch today [7 May] of an independent review of Ireland's overseas aid programme, Irish aid agencies said the country has reason to be proud of its international aid programme. However, they warned that the government's dramatic cu... Read more

Irish Government fails to follow UK leadership, say NGOs

22 april 2009

Irish aid agencies today stepped up their criticism of the government, by pointing out that it is out of sync with major European governments. Read more