Press Releases

Irish NGOs welcome EU support to civil society organisations

15 october 2012

EU recognises NGOs are essential to ending global poverty and tackling climate change Irish NGOs today welcomed the announcement by European governments that they would renew their support to civil society organisations working in developing countrie... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome Seanad debate on Charities Act

19 september 2012

Implementing the Charities Act is an opportunity to deliver more effective support to those in need Irish NGOs today welcomed the Seanad debate, tabled by 12 Senators, calling on the Government to implement the 2009 Charities Act.   Read more

UN announces High-Level Panel on the future of Development Cooperation

01 august 2012

Irish NGOs call for stronger voice of people living in poverty On 31 July, UN Secretary General announced the membership, and the mandate, of a new “High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda”. This panel of experts is to advise the UN on t... Read more

Upcoming Irish EU Presidency is unique opportunity to lead the EU, say Irish NGOs

17 may 2012

EU is a good example of international cooperation to promote global development In a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs, Ireland’s development NGOs called for greater public debate about Ireland’s position in key Europea... Read more

As we celebrate ‘Europe Day’, Irish NGOs call on EU to take decisive action on global poverty

09 may 2012

May 9 marks the day of annual celebration of Robert Schuman’s proposal for the creation of a unified Europe. ‘Europe Day’ marks the day when European nations chose to see their future in cooperation and economic and political integration.  Read more

Irish NGOs welcome positive findings about EU aid

27 april 2012

Two reports this week praise European overseas aid, but warn of need to improve institutional set-up The members of Dóchas have welcomed two recent reports documenting recent improvements in the European Commission’s (EC) external assistance programm... Read more

Ireland must keep its promise to strengthen aid commitment, say NGOs

04 april 2012

The latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published today, show that Ireland reduced its spending on official development assistance (ODA) by 3.1% in 2011. Commenting on this review, Ireland’s overse... Read more