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Monday 13 July, 2015

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures
# Opinion
# Opinion

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures

Jul 13th 2015, 9:25 PM 50 Views 31 Comments

Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.

Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Headlines can be depressing but efforts to end extreme poverty are actually WORKING
# Opinion
# Opinion

Headlines can be depressing but efforts to end extreme poverty are actually WORKING

May 6th 2015, 12:20 PM 16 Views 15 Comments

Irish media and aid agencies simply aren’t getting the message across that global efforts to lift people out of poverty are working.

Thursday 19 March, 2015

Having more stuff doesn't make you happier – so what does?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Having more stuff doesn't make you happier – so what does?

Mar 19th 2015, 6:30 PM 361 Views 43 Comments

We are increasingly recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not the size of our wallets.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: 'It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa'
# Overseas Aid
# Overseas Aid

Column: 'It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa'

Sep 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 23 Views 16 Comments

Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.

Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet
# World Malaria Day
# World Malaria Day

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

Apr 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 27 Views 13 Comments

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?
# We The People
# We The People

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?

Feb 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 69 Views 41 Comments

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Column: If we work together, global poverty can be abolished by 2030
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If we work together, global poverty can be abolished by 2030

Sep 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 22 Views 37 Comments

The recipe to fight world poverty is working, writes Hans Zomer, who says global levels of extreme poverty have already fallen to half what they were 13 years ago thanks to focused efforts by the international community.

Monday 4 February, 2013

Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget

Feb 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 9 Views 31 Comments

Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.