Press Releases

Civil Society demands new focus on Equality, Governance and Sustainability

21 april 2013

Equality is the most important precondition for eliminating poverty according to a major gathering of activists and leaders of Irish civil society organisations at the RDS on Saturday. The event – ‘Setting Goals for a Better Ireland in a Just World’... Read more

NGOs say Ireland must strengthen its promise on aid commitments

03 april 2013

Irish Development NGOs today warned of how successive aid shortfalls threaten the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and called on the government to strengthen its promise to spend 0.7% of our GNI on overseas aid by 2015. Read more

Irish NGOs welcome European Commission’s call for ‘A Decent Life for All’

27 february 2013

Irish development NGOs today welcomed the European Commission’s proposals for creating a more just and sustainable world with its publication of ‘A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future’. Read more

Irish NGOs call on Irish EU Presidency to address root causes of global poverty and climate change

11 february 2013

In the wake of the EU budget deal, Irish development NGOs are calling on European leaders to ensure the Irish EU Presidency is the moment when Europe kept its promise to the world’s poor people and the planet. Read more

Irish NGOs’ reaction to EU budget summit

08 february 2013

In Brussels today, EU leaders agreed a budget deal that makes a substantial 16% cut to European external spending, compared to original proposals from the European Commission. Over several months, development NGOs and European citizens have been camp... Read more

Irish NGOs urge the Tánaiste to defend EU overseas aid budget in EU negotiations

23 january 2013

Irish development NGOs urged the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, who spoke today at an Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee meeting, to defend the EU’s overseas aid budget. They highlighted that, as current EU President, this is Ireland’s opport... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome repayment of Uganda aid

08 january 2013

“Aid can serve to support those institutions that provide checks and balances” Irish NGOs today welcomed the announcement by the Tánaiste that the €4 million of aid money that was misappropriated by officials in the Ugandan prime minister’s office la... Read more