Press Releases

Irish NGOs call for a human rights based foreign policy

05 february 2014

Irish NGOs have called on the Irish Government to take an approach to Ireland’s foreign policy which balances human rights and sustainable development concerns ith trade and economic interests.   Read more

Irish aid agencies welcome Institute of Directors Report on Not-For Profit Governance

28 january 2014

Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish aid agencies, today welcomed the publication of the Institute of Directors in Ireland report on Governance in the not-for-profit sectors, and says the publication of the report is an opportunity to highlight the exi... Read more

Implementing the Charities Act is an opportunity to strengthen the sector

17 january 2014

The 51 NGOs that make up the Dóchas network today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD, that the long-awaited Charities Regulatory Authority will be appointed by the end of February.   Read more

Irish donations to aid agencies for the Philippines Typhoon at €4 million

29 november 2013

Dóchas, the umbrella organisation of Ireland's overseas development organisations, today revealed that donations from the Irish public to relief efforts in the Philippines have reached €4 million. Read more

World AIDS Day: Irish NGOs urge the Irish government to sustain their commitment in responding to HIV and AIDS in poorest countries

28 november 2013

As commemorations to mark World AIDS Day 2013 begin, members of Dóchas, the umbrella group of Irish development NGOs, are urging the government to maintain its historic commitment to ensuring that HIV services reach everyone in need.  Read more

Philippines Typhoon - Irish NGOs ask the public to give money rather than send material goods to the Philippines

21 november 2013

As Irish aid agencies’ experienced emergency response teams work to assist victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, Dóchas, the umbrella group of 51 Irish aid agencies, is asking members of the public to give money rather than send material goods,... Read more

Philippines Typhoon: How Irish aid agencies respond

19 november 2013

The scale of the devastation caused by the Philippines Typhoon has meant that the relief operation faced by Irish aid agencies will be a substantial one, says umbrella group Dóchas.  Read more