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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin calls in on Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless

Every day the Capuchin Centre meets the tragic human casualties of failed government policies, says Bro Kevin Crowley OFM.

2019.08.27.

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland competition focus on land and migration

Those interested in entering the poetry competition are encouraged to explore a local to global perspective and reflect on Ireland’s own history of hunger and migration.

2019.01.30.

YOUth Summit brings together Generation2030 Activists to work for sustainable goals

The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

2018.11.19.

Hunger a serious problem in more than 50 countries, says Concern Worldwide

Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.

2018.10.13.

Grim picture of life in Gaza given by Trócaire prize winner

“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe

2018.09.29.

Trócaire says thanks for support for East African appeal

“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”

2017.07.29.

Honour St Patrick by welcoming migrants and feeding the hungry, says bishops’ message

The plight of Patrick, himself a migrant, has been faced by many Irish people who have struggled to live and integrate into new cultures.

2017.03.10.

Bring some food to Mass next week

Goods will be used to help stock food banks that help the neediest families and individuals.

2016.11.28.

‘Turn promises into action for this generation’

At World Humanitarian Summit, President Higgins appeals to global community to act decisively on poverty, hunger, conflict, displacement and climate change.

2016.05.24.

Ireland urged to end investment in fossil fuels

“By investing in fossil fuel industries, Ireland is funding climate change,” Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire warns.

2016.04.22.

Pope laments “blind & brutal” violence of terrorism

The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.

2016.03.28.

Make this a ‘Mercy’ Christmas Primate appeals

A ‘Mercy’ Christmas challenges us to ask whether we have done enough to make peace, to help relieve poverty, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees.

2015.12.25.

Welcome for landmark climate deal in Paris

Trócaire warns that deal is a road map for urgent action as opposed to a definitive solution to protect people from the impacts of climate change.

2015.12.13.

UN fears poor harvest may cause food shortages

FAO & WFP warn that drought and flooding over the last growing season has caused the number of food-insecure people to increase by 13%.

2015.10.27.

“Suffering of this scale can’t be allowed to continue”

Irish bishops take strong solidarity stance as they call for a generous response to the needs of refugees.

2015.09.08.

Special prayers to be said in Cloyne for refugees

“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.

2015.08.09.

Archbishop launches new Facebook page for Lent

The theme of Trócaire’s 2015 Lenten campaign is ‘Fighting drought and hunger caused by climate change’.

2015.02.18.

Massive response to Crosscare food appeal

120 tonnes of non-perishable food donated to help those in need this Christmas.

2014.12.22.

New Irish ambassador meets Pope Francis

Ambassador Madigan looking forward to exploring areas of common interest with the Holy See such as freedom of religion.

2014.11.12.

Climate change could cause 250,000 deaths

Climate change, Trócaire director warns, is the single biggest threat to humanity but the political system has refused to address it.

2014.11.06.

Pope calls for prayers for forgotten souls

Pontiff marks Feast of All Souls and hails “the anonymous who rest in common graves as unknown saints”.

2014.11.03.

Plea from Archbishop Martin over wastage of food

It is “shameful” how much food is thrown away when so many do not have the necessary food to keep going.

2014.07.01.

Poll shows continued support for overseas aid

Seventy-seven percent support investment "even in an economic down-turn."

2013.07.19.
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