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European Council meets in Brussels: EU response to Mediterranean refugee situation addresses the wrong tip of the iceberg, say NGOs

25 june 2015

Media Statement 25th June 2015 European Council meets in Brussels: EU response to Mediterranean refugee situation addresses the wrong tip of the iceberg, say NGOs As European leaders meet today in Brussels to discuss EU security policy, Irish NGOs sa... Read more

EU Ministers repeat 45-year old promise - but stay silent on how and when they will keep it

02 june 2015

EU foreign ministers who met Tuesday (26 May) in Brussels repeated their promise made decades ago to reach the spending target of 0.7% of their GNI on aid. In their official Council conclusions, Ministers state that “domestic public finance is by far... Read more

Ireland gives two thumbs up for development as The European Year for Development Launch Ceremony in Dublin Castle scoops two awards

02 june 2015

The event, organised by Dóchas, won awards for Best Launch Event and Best Conference at the Event Industry Awards in Dublin last night. Read more

Dochas Global Citizen of the Year and Innovative Programme of the Year Award Winners

21 may 2015

The inaugural Dóchas Awards ceremony took place Thursday 7th May 2015 at the Dóchas Annual Conference in Croke Park.   Read more

Relief to Nepal quake victims - Irish donations to aid agencies nearly 4 million euro

20 may 2015

DÓCHAS The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations PRESS RELEASE 20th May 2015 Relief to Nepal quake victims Irish donations to aid agencies nearly 4 million euro Read more

Policy to "discourage" refugees is bound to fail and lead to further loss of life -Irish NGOs respond to meeting of EU leaders

23 april 2015

EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss Mediterranean refugee disaster. Irish NGOs say “discouraging” refugees won’t work unless the causes of the refugee stream are addressed. Today EU leaders in Brussels agreed to “reinforce the assets” of the exist... Read more

Press Statement - Inspiring women leading the way as nominations are announced for GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

20 april 2015

PRESS STATEMENT   DÓCHAS GLOBAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLIST REVEALED WINNER SET TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE DÓCHAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE The inaugural Dóchas Awards ceremony will take place at the Dóchas Annual Conference on the 7th May in Croke Park Read more