Press Releases

Ireland Will Provide a Voice for Global Peace and the World’s Most Vulnerable on the UN Security Council

17 june 2020

Today’s announcement of Ireland’s success of its candidature for a place on the UN security council has been warmly welcomed by Dóchas, The Irish Association Non-Governmental Development Organisations. Speaking about the announcement, Chief Executive... Read more

Suzanne Keatinge with Frances Fitzgerald MEP, Mairead McGuinness MEP, Maria Walsh MEP and Barry Andrews MEP

Dóchas Outlines Key Development & Humanitarian Concerns to Irish MEPs

25 february 2020

At a meeting in the headquarters of the European Parliament in Dublin, MEPs sat down with representatives from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) to discuss a range of issues affecting the sector. The meeting, convened by Dóchas,... Read more

IRISH NGOS MAKE CASE AT OIREACHTAS FOR IRELAND TO BE WORLD LEADER ON DISABILITY IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

03 july 2019

On 2 July, the Dóchas Disability and International Development Working Group (consisting of representatives from Irish NGOs) presented directly to TDs and Senators on the need for Ireland to be a global leader in promoting disability rights in develo... Read more

DÓCHAS ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRPERSON

26 june 2019

Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, today announced that it has elected Finola Finnan, Deputy CEO of Trócaire, as its new Chairperson. Ms Finnan replaces the outgoing Chairperson, Sharan Kelly, Chief Executiv... Read more

MEP CANDIDATES COMMIT TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

13 may 2019

Candidates for the European Parliament election outlined their positions on key international development issues at a roundtable event in Dublin today. The event, organised by Dóchas - a network of 59 international development NGOs in Ireland, provid... Read more

GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS ADDRESS IRISH NGOS ON CHALLENGES TO INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

09 may 2019

Irish NGOs gather at a conference in Dublin today, 2 May, to hear from global civil society activists about the challenges to international cooperation. The Dóchas Conference – Finding Our Voice: How Civil Society is Countering Uncertainty – is the a... Read more

IRELAND’S NEW INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY SHOWS AMBITION, BUT MUST BE MATCHED BY ACTION

28 february 2019

Dóchas has welcomed the Government’s new Policy for International Development, ‘A Better World’. [1] [2] Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, spoke at the launch event in Dublin today, alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister... Read more