Press Releases

European Council meets in Brussels: EU response to Mediterranean refugee situation addresses the wrong tip of the iceberg, say NGOs

25 june 2015

Media Statement 25th June 2015 European Council meets in Brussels: EU response to Mediterranean refugee situation addresses the wrong tip of the iceberg, say NGOs As European leaders meet today in Brussels to discuss EU security policy, Irish NGOs sa... Read more

Relief to Nepal quake victims - Irish donations to aid agencies nearly 4 million euro

20 may 2015

DÓCHAS The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations PRESS RELEASE 20th May 2015 Relief to Nepal quake victims Irish donations to aid agencies nearly 4 million euro Read more

Press Statement - Inspiring women leading the way as nominations are announced for GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

20 april 2015

PRESS STATEMENT   DÓCHAS GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLIST REVEALED WINNER SET TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE DÓCHAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE The inaugural Dóchas Awards ceremony will take place at the Dóchas Annual Conference on the 7th May in Croke Park Read more

Crucial meeting of Ministers in Brussels today sparks call from Irish NGOs

12 march 2015

Development NGO’s urge Irish government to fulfil its international promise to allocate 0.7% of GNI to the overseas development aid budget. The call comes as European Development Ministers convene in Brussels today to agree an EU negotiation positio... Read more

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins launches European Year for Development 2015 in Ireland

22 january 2015

NGOs present 12-month series of events and a host of inspiring change makers from around the country At a ceremony in Dublin Castle today, President Michael D. Higgins formally launched the European Year for Development aimed at celebrating the many... Read more

Dramatic increase in number of Irish people who think we should increase overseas aid

12 january 2015

New opinion poll published to launch the European Year for Development Dramatic increase in number of Irish people who think we should increase overseas aid  Irish people are now 12% more likely than last year to say we should increase overseas devel... Read more

Ipsos/MRBI poll shows widespread support for overseas aid - but people want to hear more about its impact

07 january 2015

Poll shows Irish people unaware of significant progress in Africa. Despite ongoing recession at home, the Irish public continues to believe that Ireland should invest in overseas aid.   Read more