Press Releases

Dóchas Press Statement 05.02.2016

05 february 2016

DÓCHASThe Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations PRESS RELEASE 5 February, 2016 Irish international aid organisations welcome Ireland’s pledge of 20 million euro in humanitarian aid for Syria crisis and call for an immediate... Read more


08 december 2015

Dóchas is proud to announce the appointment of Suzanne Keatinge as its new Chief Executive Officer. Suzanne Keatinge will lead the umbrella body which is comprised of over sixty non-governmental development organisations and will assume the role in F... Read more

Vital reforms required to live up to refugee crisis commitment, new report warns

07 december 2015

The Irish Government has not lived up to its commitments to provide a safe haven for people fleeing conflict, a coalition of leading NGOs has warned. This includes a failure to address the root causes of forced displacement, as well as a failure to i... Read more

DÓCHAS PRESS STATEMENT: Climate Change is the greatest public interest story of our time

30 november 2015

The Climate Conference in Paris, beginning today, will determine the future of people and planet for generations to come Decisions made at the Paris Climate Conference will have repercussions for people all over the world. The conference, beginning t... Read more

Press Release- Public urged to visit to find out how to support earthquake survivors

29 october 2015

Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is urging members of the public to visit: to find out how they can support relief efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake... Read more

Press Release - Budget 2016 finally halts the slide in overseas aid but much more is needed for Ireland to honour its international commitment

13 october 2015

Dóchas today gives a cautious welcome to the announcement that the Government is to increase the overseas aid budget to €640 Million in 2016. ‘This budget is a welcome step in the right direction, finally halting the slide in overseas aid of recent y... Read more

Irish NGOs say Government needs to take action on new UN agreement

26 september 2015

Budget 2016 first test of Ireland's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, say aid agencies Irish NGOs today welcomed the historic agreement reached at a special United Nations summit in New York and called on the Government to heed the Tao... Read more