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Trócaire assisted 2.5 million people in 27 countries last year

“As always, we are tremendously grateful for the great support we receive from the parishioners, the clergy and bishops of Ireland, north and south. They are the lifeblood of Trócaire.”

2020.09.16.

Trócaire announces closure of Dublin office

Footfall and income dropped by almost 50% over the last five years.

2020.09.04.

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland announce competition winner

“It is heartening to see, even in these challenging times, how school children and adults alike can take a theme of injustice and turn it into inspiring poems that tell similar stories often with hopeful messages for the future,” said the organisers.

2020.08.31.

Trócaire responding to Beirut disaster – but your support is desperately needed

 “I don’t know how I came out of it basically unscathed. It feels like a miracle. I’m lucky to be alive," says Trócaire head of operations in the Lebanon.

2020.08.08.

Three Irish aid agencies combat COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

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.”

2020.08.04.

Trócaire project helps Somali women succeed in business

The SAHAN project is an example of how impactful overseas aid projects can be.

2020.07.29.

Trócaire launches ‘Build, Back, Better’ campaign to ensure governments keep development aid promises

The World Food Programme says that COVID fall-out threatens famines of ‘biblical proportions’, with an additional 265 million people possibly facing starvation by the end of 2020.

2020.07.12.

New minister must prioritise fair and just recovery from COVID-19, says Trócaire

“Global solidarity has never been needed more, so we were strongly encouraged by the Programme for Government’s commitment to protecting Ireland’s overseas aid budget," said Caoimhe de Barra, CEO, Trócaire.

2020.07.06.

Trócaire Lenten box cover girl is back at home thanks to you!

There is a remarkable success story about last year’s Trócaire collection box, which featured a Ugandan girl, Patricia, on its cover. The pretty eight-year-old was chosen as a ‘poster child’ for the Catholic overseas development aid agency’s 2019 Lenten fundraising because of the plight in which she and her family found themselves. Following the death

2020.06.28.

Deadline extended for Trócaire Poetry Competition

Poets of all ages are encouraged to explore the theme, ‘Standing Her Ground’, from a local to global perspective. Each year, the winning poems are published in booklet form and presented to the winners at an awards ceremony.

2020.05.18.

Hold on to your Trócaire Lenten Boxes until crisis is over

“Until it is safe, until further instructions, please hold onto your Lent Box. Keeping it safe will help keep you safe too,” says Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra.

2020.04.13.

Women disproportionately impacted by climate change and human rights abuses

“This year, Trócaire’s Lenten campaign will help support women around the world who are struggling to protect their families from intimidation, violence, hunger and drought" - Trócaire CEO, Caoimhe de Barra.

2020.02.26.

2020 marks the start of a “decade of delivery”, hopes Trócaire CEO

“We can all play our part to support a movement that puts the furthest behind first,” says Caoimhe de Barra.

2019.12.26.

Inhabitants of this planet in peril says President

Climate change is the most pressing issue facing us all as a global community – President Michael D Higgins at the Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice.

2019.11.14.

Major award for Trócaire campaign that ended Irish fossil-fuel investments

"The success proves that Independents can legislate and are capable of being legislatures of change," says Donegal TD Thomas Pringle.

2019.10.27.

UN Sustainable Development Goals review reveal that development aid works, say Trócaire

“When the world comes together, united by a plan and determined to help the world’s poorest, we can see wonderful results.”

2019.09.29.

Robert Mugabe leaves mixed legacy in Zimbabwe says Trócaire

“I am constantly struck by the complexity of this beautiful country where the people are its richest asset. Yet this beauty is often overshadowed by the devastating impacts of those who rule and leave a very mixed legacy behind them” – Sarah McCan, Trócaire.

2019.09.10.

Trócaire blames Brazilian prime minister for Amazon fires

“Bolsonaro fought an election campaign on the basis of promises to open up the ‘unproductive’ Amazon region for companies.”

2019.08.25.

Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”

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.

2019.08.21.

Trócaire support is sew good for Kenyan mother

“I have learned to be independent, and I know that by working hard I can make life much better for me and my children.”

2019.08.10.

Trócaire helps almost three million in world’s poorest countries

“There is much to be positive about ... [but] many challenges remain. Human rights are increasingly under threat in many parts of the world, while the dangers brought about by climate change are rising,” said Bishop William Crean.

2019.08.08.

Trócaire helps tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

“The disease is relentless and devastating,” said a joint statement by heads of agencies on the Ebola outbreak.

2019.08.01.

Trócaire condemns Israeli policy of destroying Palestinian homes

“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”

2019.07.27.

Students use games to promote justice in Trócaire competition

The competition is for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this.

2019.05.18.

Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

Tributes pour in for former Trócaire worker Sally O’Neill

“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”

2019.04.09.

Trócaire CEO thanks Irish people for help building peace in Rwanda

“In the land of a thousand hills, many who killed their neighbours in Rwanda’s genocide 25 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.”

2019.04.08.

Bishop appeals on behalf of Trócaire’s Cyclone Idai relief efforts

“The terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa as a result of Cyclone Idai cries out for a generous response on our part.”

2019.03.26.

Cyclone destroys parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Food, shelter, medicines, safe water and other basics are the most immediate needs of flood victims who are staying in evacuation centres.

2019.03.21.

Trócaire former directors honoured

“The Trócaire box has become part of the nation’s life. Generations of children have grown up with it. It has served as their first means of expressing their solidarity with the wider world.”

2019.03.14.
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