Press Releases

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins launches European Year for Development 2015 in Ireland

22 january 2015

NGOs present 12-month series of events and a host of inspiring change makers from around the country At a ceremony in Dublin Castle today, President Michael D. Higgins formally launched the European Year for Development aimed at celebrating the many... Read more

Dramatic increase in number of Irish people who think we should increase overseas aid

12 january 2015

New opinion poll published to launch the European Year for Development Dramatic increase in number of Irish people who think we should increase overseas aid  Irish people are now 12% more likely than last year to say we should increase overseas devel... Read more

Ipsos/MRBI poll shows widespread support for overseas aid - but people want to hear more about its impact

07 january 2015

Poll shows Irish people unaware of significant progress in Africa. Despite ongoing recession at home, the Irish public continues to believe that Ireland should invest in overseas aid.   Read more

‘Recipe’ to fight global poverty is working, say NGOs

07 january 2015

New UN report shows three anti-poverty goals achieved ahead of target date An annual report on the world's efforts to end extreme poverty shows that in three areas – poverty, water and slums – the goals have been met ahead of the 2015 deadline, but p... Read more

EYD 2015

President Michael D. Higgins to launch the EU Year on Development on 22 January

16 december 2014

President Michael D. Higgins will launch Ireland’s participation in EYD 2015 at a major conference that will mark the beginning of a year long of awareness raising activities to place across the country and also the 28 EU member states. Read more

Overseas aid is not charity, say Irish NGOs, as OECD calls for more joined-up approach to extreme poverty

03 december 2014

The members of Dóchas today welcomed an independent review of Ireland’s overseas aid programme that commended the high quality of Ireland’s international aid programme. Read more

NGO report monitoring European aid finds gaps between EU states’ promises and actions

20 november 2014

As a major report on European aid is launched in Paris today, Irish NGOs call on the Government to set a plan for the future of Ireland’s aid programme. Read more