Press Releases

Aid is an Investment in our common future, say NGOs

01 march 2012

At a hearing of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, representatives of Ireland’s Development NGOs called on the Government to consider overseas aid as an investment in our own future. Read more

National dialogue needed on future development priorities, say Irish NGOs

24 january 2012

Meeting today, the Board of Dóchas, the umbrella group of Ireland’s Development NGOs, urged the Government to use Ireland’s 2013 Presidency of the European Union to set new priorities for international efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality.   Read more

Irish NGOs welcome Europe's ambitions to end extreme poverty

07 december 2011

Irish NGOs today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to significantly increase overseas aid from 2014 onwards. On 7 December, the Commission formally adopted its budget proposals, setting out European priorities for the 2014-2020 period.   Read more

World AIDS Day - Development NGOs: “Aid works – The world is winning fight against HIV and AIDS”

01 december 2011

As commemorations for World AIDS Day 2011 begin, members of Dochas, the umbrella group of Irish Development NGOs, welcome significant progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past 30 years. NGOs acknowledge that better prevention programme... Read more

EU policies still undermining the fight against poverty, say NGOs

07 november 2011

EU policies are continuing to seriously undermine rights in developing countries, says a new report published by the confederation of European development NGOs: CONCORD. The report, entitled ‘Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development’ being la... Read more