Press Releases


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

TDs, Senators and NGOs spread the good news about developing countries with 2014 edition of "World’s Best News" Paper

25 september 2014

On Thursday 25th September, Irish TDs and Senators, along with the members of Dóchas, the Irish aid agency umbrella body, launched the 2014 print edition of the “World’s Best News”, an Irish NGO good news paper. Read more

Irish NGO umbrella body welcomes announcement by President Higgins that Ethics Initiative will now partner with civil society organisations

22 september 2014

Dóchas, the umbrella body of Irish overseas development agencies, today welcomed the announcement by President Michael D. Higgins that his Ethics Initiative will partner with Ireland’s civil society organisations and overseas development NGOs in its... Read more

2015 Budget Submission: Overseas aid works and is widely supported - stop cutting the aid budget, say NGOs

16 september 2014

Irish overseas aid agencies today called on the Government to ensure it made no further cuts to the overseas aid budget and to set out how it will meet the 0.7% ODA/GNI target it had originally committed to achieving by 2015.   Read more