Ambassador of Ireland, Lesley Ní Bhriain, said: “Concern, Trócaire and GOAL are well placed to implement this essential response work in Sierra Leone, which will help around 400,000 people.”
In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
“Now more than ever, the compassion, empathy and generosity of spirit, so characteristic of our people in our best moments, are displayed by our awardees here today” President Michael D Higgins
UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson says international community must do more.
“If we wait to see the images that haunted us thirty years ago before we intervene, we will have failed the people of Ethiopia."
Irish landscape designer, Brian Burke, winner of last year's RTE 'SuperGarden' show created a garden representing Syria’s past, present and its future.
"This crisis will not end until a political solution is put in place. Through the EU, Ireland has a valuable role to play," says Trócaire Director.
Sierra Leone recorded the first Ebola case in May 2014. A total of 8,704 people were infected and 3,589 died including 221 healthcare workers.
Just 129 doctors in the whole of Sierra Leone which has a population of 6 million.
The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.
Irish aid agency GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to assist in relief efforts as Nepal comes to terms with at least 1,300 deaths.
"We have left our families who we won’t see again until after Christmas. Some of us have made a will for the first time..." writes young Irish doctor.
On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.
€5.3m will help provide emergency food, water and healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Syrians.
Actor to learn about Goal's work to support those affected by 2010 earthquake.