Press Releases

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

New UN Report shows world is winning the fight against poverty

08 july 2014

On the day that the United Nations published a new report showing that the world is making huge progress in the fight against disease and poverty, Irish NGOs called on the Government to stop cutting the budget for overseas aid.   Read more

Irish NGOs urge newly elected MEPs to protect the world’s poorest people

27 may 2014

Dóchas, the umbrella body for overseas aid agencies, today called for the new Irish members of the European Parliament to use their roles to improve the lives of the world’s most marginalised people.   Read more

Irish NGOs urge the Irish Government to clearly state how it will meet its own 0.7% target on overseas aid

19 may 2014

Following an EU Council meeting in Brussels where Ministers reiterated their commitment to meeting the 0.7% GNI target on overseas aid but failed to take action on that commitment, Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish NGOs, has said it is renewing its... Read more

Creation of Charity Regulator not enough, say Irish NGOs

01 may 2014

Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish overseas aid agencies, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Justice of the appointment of the Board of the Charities Regulatory Authority, but expressed grave concern that the Regulatory Authority will... Read more

Irish NGOs recognised internationally for high standards in overseas aid

14 april 2014

A new international report has listed Irish development NGOs as being at the fore in the effort to combat poverty and hunger worldwide. The report also brings attention to key tools that the Irish overseas aid sector, represented by the umbrella body... Read more