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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.

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to victims of Ethiopian air crash

Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.

2019.03.13.

Trócaire backs UN treaty bid to stop corporations “making a killing” in drive for profit

“A binding treaty is urgently needed to protect the world’s poorest people and ensure their rights are not discarded in their hunt for profit.”

2019.03.11.

Trócaire introduces cashless donation and Lent campaign

Trócaire said the move to future-proof the traditional countertop donation box comes as people are spending less cash at the till.

2019.03.07.

Don’t let season of Lent pass in vain says Pope

Leave behind your selfishness and share your goods, appeals pontiff, by living three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

2019.03.06.

New Irish overseas development aid policy welcomed by Trócaire

Overseas development aid spending by the Irish government needs to increase by €115 million a year if it is to reach the UN spending target of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income by 2030.

2019.03.01.

Trócaire and Girl Guides for Climate Action

The badge was inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

2019.02.21.

Féile Bríde celebrations continue

“Education, (including self-education) is an essential dimension of transformative action, and compassion in all we do has never been more necessary. Our speakers this year embody all of these vital qualities.”

2019.02.06.

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.

TDs back Occupied Territories Bill

Products bought in Ireland from illegal Israeli settlements deprive Palestinians of their homes, their farms and their livelihoods, say bishops as they ask for support for the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018.

2019.01.25.

Resolve to make the world a fitter place in 2019, says Trócaire

“In 2019, we are building a movement of people who want to help tackle human rights abuse around the world.”

2019.01.05.

Five years of war in Sudan has brought “shame and pain” says Primate

President of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference is cautiously optimistic over peace agreement but appeals for prayers and support for “salvation of South Sudan”.

2018.12.30.

Archbishop heartened to see work of Trócaire in Iraq

On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.

2018.12.14.

Bishops urge support for Trócaire’s Yemen appeal

Ongoing conflict sees Yemen suffering the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

2018.12.09.

Bishops’ online Advent calendar has more features than ever

"Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. As Christians, we must always be prepared for the coming of the Lord." – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.12.03.

Human rights workers in Brazil now at risk following election of new president

“The election of a person with extremist opinions on a range of issues – from women to minorities to the environment – will further destabilise Latin America, as what happens in Brazil affects the entire region.”

2018.11.05.

Irish aid agency welcomes Oscar Romero’s canonisation

“Archbishop Romero’s values, conviction and compassion still influence Trócaire today and help guide us in our work.”

2018.10.14.

Seven to be canonised in Rome today

Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be made a saint today, in line with Pope Francis's desire to canonise a teenage saint during the month-long meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on Young People.

2018.10.14.

Trócaire is bringing aid to “people left with nothing” in Indonesia

People are facing severe shortages of clean drinking water, food and medical assistance. The disaster zone has a population of 1.4 million people, with around 70,000 already gathered in crowded evacuation sites.

2018.10.07.

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.

Refugee shelters and prison cells at Ploughing Championships

Last year was the deadliest year on record for human rights defenders across the world: 207 activists were killed for attempting to protect their communities, their land and the environment

2018.09.24.

Catholic charities support women’s empowerment

Trócaire and Christian aid support women parliamentarians from Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierre Leone attending recent International Congress of Women’s Caucuses in Dublin.

2018.09.15.

US cut to Palestinian humanitarian support is “reckless” says Trócaire’s CEO

"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan

2018.09.02.

Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.”

2018.08.31.
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