Press Releases

Government maintains overseas aid budget but fails to produce credible plan for future, say Irish NGOs

14 october 2014

In response to today’s Budget 2015 announcement, Dóchas, the network of Ireland’s overseas development NGOs, said it is disappointed that despite the economic recovery, the Government has failed to make progress towards the UN overseas aid target of... Read more

TDs, Senators and NGOs spread the good news about developing countries with 2014 edition of "World’s Best News" Paper

25 september 2014

On Thursday 25th September, Irish TDs and Senators, along with the members of Dóchas, the Irish aid agency umbrella body, launched the 2014 print edition of the “World’s Best News”, an Irish NGO good news paper. Read more

Irish NGO umbrella body welcomes announcement by President Higgins that Ethics Initiative will now partner with civil society organisations

22 september 2014

Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish overseas development agencies, today welcomed the announcement by President Michael D. Higgins that his Ethics Initiative will partner with Ireland’s civil society organisations and overseas development NGOs in its... Read more

2015 Budget Submission: Overseas aid works and is widely supported - stop cutting the aid budget, say NGOs

16 september 2014

Irish overseas aid agencies today called on the Government to ensure it made no further cuts to the overseas aid budget and to set out how it will meet the 0.7% ODA/GNI target it had originally committed to achieving by 2015.   Read more

Ipsos MRBI Survey shows support for overseas aid remains strong

02 september 2014

A new Ipsos MRBI opinion poll commissioned by Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish aid agencies, has found that a large majority of Irish people - 75% - think that even in an economic downturn Ireland has an obligation to invest in overseas aid.   Read more

NGO sector welcomes announcement of merger between Self Help Africa and Gorta

28 july 2014

In a statement today, the members of Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish overseas aid agencies, welcomed the announcement of the merger of development agencies Self Help Africa and Gorta.    Read more

Dóchas announces new Chairperson

18 july 2014

Dóchas, the network of Ireland’s Development NGOs, today announced that its 50 member organisations have elected Sharan Kelly, Chief Executive of Tearfund Ireland as the new Chairperson of Dóchas.   Read more