Forthcoming Events

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(1) Voices for Dignity - Sing Along Evening at Mansion House on End Poverty Day: 17 October, 7pm, Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 

At 7pm on the UN End Poverty Day, Wednesday 17 October, the Lord Mayor of Dublin will host in the Mansion House a special sing along evening. Choirs and performers will be joined by participants to sing songs of freedom and dignity. The event will also provide a platform for the launch of the book 'Voices for Dignity' which chronicles the story of the Irish Human Rights and Poverty Stone (on Custom House Quay next to the Famine Statues) over the past ten years. Light refreshments will be provided. This free event is prepared by the Irish Committee for the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. More about the Committee at Register. Find out more.

(2) 'Born in Syria' - Griffith College Screening: 18 October, 7pm, Auditorium, Griffith College Dublin

You are cordianlly invited to the screening of 'Born in Syria.' With Special Guest Speakers: Erin Kilbride, Media Coordinator at Front Line Defenders; Kieran Clifford, Campaigns and Activism Manager at Amnesty International Ireland; Maria Hennessy, Assistant Protection Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Rory O’Neill, Integration Projects Manager Irish Refugee Council. 

(3) ‘Miles for Mission’, 5K Fun Run: 20 October, Dublin

Join World Missions Ireland and VLM on 20 October in the Phoenix Park Dublin for Miles for Mission! This 5K timed fun run is open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities. Miles for Mission is in aid of the girls and boys in Atse Primary School, found in one of the most challenging neighbourhoods in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By running, jogging or walking in Miles for Mission, you’ll directly impact these children, while also supporting the work of World Missions Ireland and the Vincentian Lay Missionaries. Registration start from 10am at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park, with the event kicking off at 11am. Register.

(4) Trinity Development Research Week 2018: 22-26 October, TCD

Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), invite you to our annual Trinity Development Research Week (DRW). The DRW is an annual event hosted by TIDI to raise the profile of Irish and international development research. This year, a series of development research events will be held on 25 and 26 October 2018 under the theme, ‘Development Cooperation in the age of Sustainable Development’. The speakers lined up include John Gilroy of DFA speaking on the Science-policy interface; Dennis Sinyolo of Education International presenting a critique of the World Bank's World Development Report 2018; Seamus O'leary of Misean Cara, Triona Pender of ActionAid, and Enida Friel of Oxfam Ireland discussing their organisation's approaches to development practice, and Masters and PhD students in the field of development studies at TCD presenting preliminary findings of their summer research experiences with topics spanning across various pillars of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Throughout the week, the TIDI office will be open for consultation on potential international development research partnerships with Trinity College. If you’d like to drop in, please contact Dr. George Dunwoody, TIDI Research Programme Officer on If you have any questions regarding DRW events, please contact Linda Lumbasi on Find out more and register.

(5) Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report - Launch: 24-26 October, Dublin, Galway, Cork

Next week, 2into3 will hold three events around the country to launch the annual Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report, supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland. This will be the 8th annual report prepared by 2into3, which provides a detailed view of a representative sample of not-for-profit organisations and insights into their activities and experiences, especially in relation to fundraising.
This is the only report of its kind in Ireland that is freely available to the public. Over the last 8 years, the report has proved to be a source of support for organisations when planning to increase their philanthropic income serving as an evidence tool for better fundraising. The details for the events are as follows:

  • Dublin Launch Event, Wednesday, 24 October: The Law Society of Ireland, Presidents Hall, Blackhall Place: Master of Ceremonies: Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel. Report Presentation: Amy Power, Consultant 2into3. Panelists Include: Niall O'Sullivan, Fund Development Adviser, The Community Foundation for Ireland; Lisa-Nicole Dunne, CEO, Children's Medical Research Foundation; Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups; Eamon Sharkey, Global Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Goal; Dennis O'Connor, Director, 2into3.

  • Galway Roundtable Event, Thursday, 25 October: COPE Galway, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Galway: Chair: Sharon Fitzpatrick, Head of Development, COPE Galway.

  • Cork, Friday, 26 October: SHARE Brother Jerome Kelly Day Care Centre, Sheares Street, Cork: Chair: Jack Murphy, Chairman of SHARE Student Executive, SHARE Cork.

With this report 2into3 aim to stimulate debate, discussion, and reflection, and to motivate civic and private stakeholders to support the efforts of the sector in continuing to enhance fundraising performance. To register your interest in any of these events, please contact Robert White from 2into3 at

(6) Empowering through Self-help: A Social Innovation Think-Tank: 5 November, 2pm - 5pm, O'Reilly Institute, TCD

Trinity College Dublin, in association with Tearfund Ireland are hosting a Social Innovation Think Tank on 5 November, 2pm - 5pm at O'Reilly Institute, TCD. Based on Tearfund Ireland's Self Help Group, industry experts explore how this successful social innovation can transfer to communities in Ireland. Register your interest at Eventbrite.