Press Releases

Vital reforms required to live up to refugee crisis commitment, new report warns

07 december 2015

The Irish Government has not lived up to its commitments to provide a safe haven for people fleeing conflict, a coalition of leading NGOs has warned. This includes a failure to address the root causes of forced displacement, as well as a failure to i... Read more

DÓCHAS PRESS STATEMENT: Climate Change is the greatest public interest story of our time

30 november 2015

The Climate Conference in Paris, beginning today, will determine the future of people and planet for generations to come Decisions made at the Paris Climate Conference will have repercussions for people all over the world. The conference, beginning t... Read more

Press Release- Public urged to visit Howyoucanhelp.ie to find out how to support earthquake survivors

29 october 2015

Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is urging members of the public to visit: www.howyoucanhelp.ie to find out how they can support relief efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake... Read more

Press Release - Budget 2016 finally halts the slide in overseas aid but much more is needed for Ireland to honour its international commitment

13 october 2015

Dóchas today gives a cautious welcome to the announcement that the Government is to increase the overseas aid budget to €640 Million in 2016. ‘This budget is a welcome step in the right direction, finally halting the slide in overseas aid of recent y... Read more

Irish NGOs say Government needs to take action on new UN agreement

26 september 2015

Budget 2016 first test of Ireland's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, say aid agencies Irish NGOs today welcomed the historic agreement reached at a special United Nations summit in New York and called on the Government to heed the Tao... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome historic announcement of new global agreement to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and address climate change by 2030

25 september 2015

Dóchas The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations Press Release September 25th 2015  Irish NGOs welcome historic announcement of new global agreement to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and address climate change by 203... Read more

Irish NGO Coalition welcomes Government announcement to respond to refugee crisis as a positive first step

13 september 2015

We welcome the government's commitment to establish an Irish Refugee Protection Programme to provide safe haven for persons seeking international protection. Read more