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# concern - Today’s News


# concern - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The Score 9-Time NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick describes life after 13 concussions Memory Loss

9-Time NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick describes life after 13 concussions

The 44-year-old says he fears he may one day develop dementia.

# concern - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# concern - Sunday 17 August, 2014

“There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people”

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# concern - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Roma girl dyes hair to prevent being taken away from her family again

The little girl had blonde hair and blue eyes, different to her parents and siblings.

# concern - Sunday 22 June, 2014

The astonishing ‘rattler’ shifts that US air traffic controllers work

Controllers are allowed to work five shifts over four 24-hour periods.

# concern - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Drinking’s role “airbrushed” out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths

A study found that alcohol can be underplayed in media reports.

# concern - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

# concern - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Concern that banks are only tackling “easy” mortgage arrears cases

The new figures show that 168 properties were taken into possession by lenders in the last quarter of 2013.

# concern - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Croke Park area residents could take injunction over summer events

A spokesperson from the Clonliffe and Croke Park Area Residents Association said today that locals are examining their options.

# concern - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

# concern - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Concern over man (19) who failed to return home after night out

Andrew Quigley failed to return home on Friday night. Items belonging to him were found on the Foyle Bridge yesterday.

# concern - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Ireland is providing another €12 million in Syrian aid

This brings the total contribution by Ireland since 2011 to over €26 million.

# concern - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

# concern - Friday 3 January, 2014

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt

The couple were reported missing a week ago and have now been found dead in a villa.

# concern - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

# concern - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# concern - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right

Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

# concern - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here are the 10 hungriest countries in the world

Today is World Hunger Day, and this year’s theme centres on food security and nutrition.

# concern - Monday 14 October, 2013

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990

Nineteen countries have been identified as suffering from alarming levels of hunger.

# concern - Monday 26 August, 2013

Coastguard and RNLI help teen who became “very unwell” during angling trip

The teenager was brought ashore, where she was met by the lifeboat doctor and the ambulance service.

# concern - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From The Score Colm Cooper issues warning over state of modern Gaelic football GAA 2013

Colm Cooper issues warning over state of modern Gaelic football

The Kerry attacker has expressed concerns over the future of the game.

# concern - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria

Ireland has now given over €10 million to the crisis in Syria.

# concern - Thursday 6 June, 2013

More than 200 groups tell G8: Here’s how to fight world hunger G8

More than 200 groups tell G8: Here’s how to fight world hunger

It is the largest coalition of NGOs and charities since Make Poverty History in 2005.

# concern - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Concern spent €147m last year – 89% of that went to charity

Concern Worldwide helped over 24 million people last year.

# concern - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO

Dominic MacSorley has been named as the humanitarian agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from next month.

# concern - Monday 21 January, 2013

Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls ISPCA This post contains images

Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls

The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.

# concern - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Column: Haiti – Three years on from devastation

The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.

# concern - Saturday 1 December, 2012

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by ‘poverty and complacency’ HIV

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by ‘poverty and complacency’

Although global rates of are dropping, complacency is a barrier to completely eliminating HIV, according to experts.

# concern - Monday 5 November, 2012

At last: Constitutional Convention to hold first meeting in December

The first meeting of the Constitutional Convention was delayed as the Government searched for a chairperson – but it’s now set to meet at the start of December

# concern - Friday 26 October, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland distribute foreign aid while it is in a bailout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland distribute foreign aid while it is in a bailout?

With the government suspending aid to Uganda yesterday, we’re asking should Ireland be distributing foreign aid while still under the terms of a bailout?

# concern - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Drumroll please: Chair of the Constitutional Convention is…. Tom Arnold

The Constitutional Convention had been due to begin meeting this month but had been delayed due to the search for a chairperson.

# concern - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide

O’Connell is to join the Concern Worldwide London office, working with the fundraising, marketing and policy, communications and campaigns teams on ‘special projects’.

# concern - Friday 19 October, 2012

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.

# concern - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline

Following recent attacks on elderly people during burglaries, a charity has said there is increased fear and concern among older people.

# concern - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# concern - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts “putting lives at risk”

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# concern - Monday 30 July, 2012

Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies

NGO’s annual report for 2011 also shows that two members of staff received remunerations of over €95,000 for the year.

# concern - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia Aid

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia

Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.

# concern - Friday 29 June, 2012

From The Score Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque Concern

Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque

The veteran manager believes the team’s axis is Pirlo and Balotelli.

# concern - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

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