Press Releases

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


30 october 2014

A new website was launched in Dublin today to increase transparency in the charity sector by providing information that will help members of the public to evaluate charities before they donate money or volunteer their time. The website, GoodCharity.i... Read more

Dóchas Briefing Statement on the Ebola Outbreak: Irish NGOs call for urgent scaling up of international mobilisation in West Africa

22 october 2014

Ireland’s humanitarian agencies and experienced aid workers are on the ground in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, supporting the efforts of governments, partners and thousands of frontline staff and volunteers to tackle the crisis. Irish NGOs are in... Read more

Irish NGOs welcome Ireland's appointment as co-lead in UN negotiations for new Global Development Agenda

20 october 2014

Dóchas, the Irish association of overseas development NGOs, today welcomed the announcement that Ireland, alongside Kenya, would lead international negotiations on a new global development strategy to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which w... Read more

Government maintains overseas aid budget but fails to produce credible plan for future, say Irish NGOs

14 october 2014

In response to today’s Budget 2015 announcement, Dóchas, the network of Ireland’s overseas development NGOs, said it is disappointed that despite the economic recovery, the Government has failed to make progress towards the UN overseas aid target of... Read more