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Irish Times Letter to the Editor on Overseas Aid
On Monday March 23rd, 2015 The Irish Times published a letter to the Editor written by Hans Zomer, Director of Dóchas. The letter was on the issue of Ireland's overseas aid budget and how keeping our promise will have a positive impact at a global and local level.
Dramatic increase in number of Irish people who think we should increase overseas aid
New opinion poll published to launch the European Year for Development
Overseas aid is not charity, say Irish NGOs, as OECD calls for more joined-up approach to extreme po
Irish NGOs welcome positive findings about Ireland’s aid programme
NGO report monitoring European aid finds gaps between EU states’ promises and actions
Government urged to produce strategy for its aid programme to meet UN target
Government maintains overseas aid budget but fails to produce credible plan for future, say Irish NG
Overseas aid works and is widely supported - stop cutting the aid budget, say NGOs
UN Summit to highlight enormous progress on poverty and need to deliver on existing commitments
25 September: UN Millennium Development Goals Summit to highlight enormous progress on poverty and need to deliver on existing commitments
Ipsos MRBI Survey shows support for overseas aid remains strong
Opinion poll reveals big majority of people wants the Government to deliver on its aid promises
18 July: Take Action on Mandela Day
Take Action on Nelson Mandela International Day "to help change the world for the better"
NGOs say Ireland must strengthen its promise on aid commitments
Irish Development NGOs today warned of how successive aid shortfalls threaten the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and called on the government to strengthen its promise to spend 0.7% of our GNI on overseas aid by 2015.
Europe Needs a Social Dimension –Church Leaders Tell Irish EU Presidency
European economic governance needs to be balanced by a social dimension, according to Churches in Europe.
Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget
Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.
Ireland urged to defend EU development aid
People in poorer countries will suffer if proposed cuts to the EU budget go ahead at talks next week, campaigners have warned. They called on the Irish presidency of the EU to defend aid money, saying proposed cuts to farming were marginal in comparison.
Irish NGOs express disappointment at aid cuts, but welcome measure on charitable tax relief
Irish development NGOs today expressed disappointment that the Government, announcing Budget 2013, has cut the overseas aid budget by €16 million.
Government should keep promise on overseas aid, says survey
THE IRISH public holds often contradictory views towards funding for overseas aid, a new survey commissioned by Dóchas has found.
'Small good things' in Overseas Aid
Irish Times Letter: 'A healthy dose of small good things' Harry McGee’s article comes as a very welcome reminder that Ireland’s overseas aid makes a real difference to hundreds of thousands of people.
A healthy dose of small good things
'A healthy dose of small good things', Harry McGee, Irish Times
Most Irish believe overseas aid remains vital
A majority of Irish people believe overseas aid remains important despite the State’s economic crisis, a new survey commissioned by Dóchas suggests.
Ireland must strengthen aid commitment, say NGOs
The latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published today, show that Ireland reduced its spending on official development assistance (ODA) by 3.1% in 2011.
International aid is a means of investing in our future
Our international aid programme is the most tangible expression of our awareness of the need to invest in the future, writes Hans Zomer.
Irish support for overseas aid falters
Fewer than half of Irish people believe the Government should increase overseas aid to developing countries, a new survey suggests.
Irish delegation begins five-day trip to Ethiopia to gauge effectiveness of aid
A cross-party delegation from the Oireachtas committee on foreign affairs and trade yesterday began a five-day visit to Ethiopia, during which it will examine Irish Government-funded projects and raise concerns over the country’s human rights record with Ethiopian officials.
Shift in focus for Irish Aid strategy
The development of new economic and political ties with Africa is to form part of the Government’s new overseas aid strategy.
Opinion poll reveals the public wants the Government to deliver on its aid promises
MRBI Survey shows strong support for overseas aid
Foreign aid is a necessity, not a luxury
Recent debates in Ireland about the value or affordability of aid in Ireland‘s current economic climate have exposed the assumption that Overseas Development Assistance is regarded by some as a luxury.
Dóchas expresses condolences on death of Dr Garret FitzGerald
Dr. Garret FitzGerald - An advocate for a strong role in international cooperation
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan Affirms Ireland's Commitment to Fight Global Poverty
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan Affirms Ireland's Commitment to Fight Global Poverty
Fine Gael / Labour programme for Government includes ODA promise
Fine Gael / Labour programme for Government contains a promise to honour Ireland's commitment to 0.7% ODA/GNI by 2015
General Elections - Political Parties and International Development Cooperation
Political parties and international development cooperation
Ireland in the World
Dóchas Submission to Party Manifestos – Election 2011
Rugby stars support Act Now campaign
Malcolm O'Kelly and Ciaran Fitzgerald say "ACT NOW ON 2015"
Letter To Minister Martin Foreign Affairs - IMU Justice/AEFJN Ireland
Irish Missionaries' letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin
Let’s put an end to lip service and feed the world [Irish Examiner]
Plan Ireland CEO, David Dalton, writes about why we want supporters to write to their TDs
Social Justice Ireland’s alternative Budget proposes an increase in overseas aid
Campaigners welcome support for overseas aid in Social Justice Ireland's alternative Budget.
Dublin City Council supports Act Now campaign
Act Now on 2015 campaign spreads its core messages on a 20 metre high banner in Dublin
Greens support development aid roadmap
Greens back call for annual targets to reach Millennium Development Goal targets in 2015.
Charity begins at home, but Irish people don’t want it to end there
Dóchas article on Ipsos MRBI poll is published in current editions of Dublin Informer
TDs and Senators Support Overseas Aid
TDs & Senators call on the Government to ensure that Ireland plays a leadership role at the MDG summit in New York.
Dublin Statues cry out for Action on overseas aid
Will the Government reflect widespread public support for overseas aid?
One week ahead of a crucial UN Summit, a new EU survey shows 9 out of 10 Europeans strongly support development aid.
Recent survey shows strong support for overseas aid
Opinion poll reveals the public wants the Government to deliver on its aid promises.
Can we afford overseas aid in times of crisis?
Can we afford overseas aid in times of crisis? Of course we can!
Good Intentions Are Not Enough, say 67 anti-poverty organisations
NGOs urge the Government to publish a plan to deliver on Ireland’s aid commitments, one month ahead of crucial UN Summit.
The Millennium Development Goals work!
Progress is being made on each of the 8 MDGs that will make extreme poverty history by 2015.
Musicians Say: “Act Now” on overseas aid
Musicians call on the Government to "Act Now on 2015" at the Festival of World Cultures
Walk in Solidarity with the ACT NOW ON 2015 campaign
Come join VMM in a solidarity walk with the Act Now on 2015 campaign to the Hellfire Club, Montpelier Hill, Dublin on 28 August!
Footballers Say: “Act Now” on overseas aid
At the recent World Refugee Day “Fair Play Football Cup”, a host of football stars called on the Government to Act Now on overseas aid
Time to Act Now to save Ireland's overseas programme
If we “Act Now”, we can save Ireland’s overseas development programme, and our reputation as a country that keeps its promises.
Rich nations threaten to pull the plug on Africa just when aid is making a real difference
JUST as world leaders at the recent meetings of the G20 and G8 showed that they would rather forget their promises of more and better aid, the world’s poorest countries are showing real leadership in the global effort to make poverty history.
NGOs Write to Oireachtas Members to ACT NOW on Global Poverty
Dóchas, the umbrella organisations of 45 overseas aid organisations, has written to all members of the Oireachtas, to urge them to ACT NOW on overseas aid.
“Poverty Hearings” at United Nations
On 14 June, hundreds of anti-poverty campaigners from various parts of the world marched to the UN buildings in New York to demand urgent and concrete actions to reach the MDGs.
[Irish Examiner] - Calls for state to act on aid promise
FORMER Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald is heading a campaign to push the Government to honour its commitments on overseas aid despite the recession.
Irish NGOs welcome EU Commissioner’s urgent call on EU Members to deliver on their aid promises
European NGOs published the annual AidWatch Report on 10 June. The report, entitled “More and Better EU aid can score Millennium Development Goals”, features an EU-wide assessment of progress on aid quantity and quality, and a country-by-country report on how each EU Member State is progressing towards their 2010 individual intermediate targets.
Campaign launched today to highlight the need for Ireland to deliver on its overseas aid promise
Former Taoiseach Dr. Garret FitzGerald launched the campaign to call on Government to deliver on its overseas aid promise
Why 2010 is a crucial year for the world
The world was on track to achieve at least the first MDG of halving the number of extreme poor; and was coming close in several others. Now, that hard fought progress is at risk.
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