Press Releases

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

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