Press Releases

Crucial meeting of Ministers in Brussels today sparks call from Irish NGOs

12 march 2015

Development NGO’s urge Irish government to fulfil its international promise to allocate 0.7% of GNI to the overseas development aid budget. The call comes as European Development Ministers convene in Brussels today to agree an EU negotiation positio... Read more

Foreign exchange and payment options for Irish NGOs

28 january 2015

Better FX - A good practice approach for NGOs Following a recent Dóchas event entitled “Could your organisation be making savings on payments?”, exploring the topic of Foreign Exchange (FX) and international payments for NGO’s,  please find below a G... Read more

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