Press Releases

IRISH NGOS MAKE CASE AT OIREACHTAS FOR IRELAND TO CHAMPION THE NEED FOR QUALITY EDUCATION IN THE WORLD'S POOREST COUNTRIES

17 october 2019

17 October - Dóchas called today on the Irish Government to champion the need for quality education in the world’s poorest countries, and show political leadership within the European Union to ensure that education becomes a priority area for interna... Read more

DÓCHAS WELCOMES INCREASE ON OVERSEAS AID BUDGET

08 october 2019

Dóchas – The Government announced in today’s budget that spending on Official Development Assistance (ODA) will increase by €21million to €837m in 2020. Read more

IRISH NGOS MAKE CASE AT OIREACHTAS FOR IRELAND TO BE WORLD LEADER ON DISABILITY IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

03 july 2019

On 2 July, the Dóchas Disability and International Development Working Group (consisting of representatives from Irish NGOs) presented directly to TDs and Senators on the need for Ireland to be a global leader in promoting disability rights in develo... Read more

DÓCHAS ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRPERSON

26 june 2019

Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, today announced that it has elected Finola Finnan, Deputy CEO of Trócaire, as its new Chairperson. Ms Finnan replaces the outgoing Chairperson, Sharan Kelly, Chief Executiv... Read more

MEP CANDIDATES COMMIT TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

13 may 2019

Candidates for the European Parliament election outlined their positions on key international development issues at a roundtable event in Dublin today. The event, organised by Dóchas - a network of 59 international development NGOs in Ireland, provid... Read more

GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS ADDRESS IRISH NGOS ON CHALLENGES TO INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

09 may 2019

Irish NGOs gather at a conference in Dublin today, 2 May, to hear from global civil society activists about the challenges to international cooperation. The Dóchas Conference – Finding Our Voice: How Civil Society is Countering Uncertainty – is the a... Read more

IRELAND’S NEW INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY SHOWS AMBITION, BUT MUST BE MATCHED BY ACTION

28 february 2019

Dóchas has welcomed the Government’s new Policy for International Development, ‘A Better World’. [1] [2] Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, spoke at the launch event in Dublin today, alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister... Read more