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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.

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.
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