Press Releases

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

Ireland’s EU Presidency is unique opportunity to end world poverty, say Irish NGOs

01 january 2013

The Government’s new year’s resolution can be to champion progress towards a more equitable and sustainable world On New Year’s Day, Ireland’s development NGOs welcomed the start of Ireland’s six-month presidency of the EU and urged the Irish governm... Read more

Irish NGOs express disappointment at aid cuts, but welcome measure on charitable tax relief

05 december 2012

“International cooperation is central to fighting the global recession” Irish development NGOs today expressed disappointment that the Government, announcing Budget 2013, has cut the overseas aid budget by €16 million.   Read more

Irish NGOs say EU budget summit breakup offers hope of better priorities

23 november 2012

Tonight, as negotiations on the EU's multiannual budget ended without agreement, Irish NGOs called for a re-think of the proposed changes in the overall size and make-up of the budget proposals. Read more

Irish NGOs say EU’s overseas aid spending is effective and has the support of the majority of Europe’s citizens

13 november 2012

Dóchas welcomes Tánaiste and EU Affairs Committee support for protecting EU aid spending Irish development NGOs welcomed today’s discussion at the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee at which Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD spoke on current negotiations... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome investigation into Uganda aid

27 october 2012

“Aid must go to institutions that provide checks and balances” In response to an announcement by the Tánaiste that all Irish Aid payments to the Ugandan Government have been suspended pending further investigation of allegations of misappropriations,... Read more

Irish NGOs Welcome EU Parliament Support for European Year of Development 2015

25 october 2012

“Must be backed by support for Development in the MFF Negotiations.” Irish NGOs today (25 October) welcomed the vote in the European Parliament to designate 2015 the “European Year for Development”. The debate, which took place during the European Pa... Read more