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# dochas - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime

Apr 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 45,662 Views 43 Comments

95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.

# dochas - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law
# Prison Education
# Prison Education

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,790 Views 28 Comments

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

# dochas - Monday 17 July, 2017

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

The Dóchas female prison experienced the highest number of assaults by convicts on officers last year

Jul 17th 2017, 9:09 PM 16,331 Views 25 Comments

Prison Officer Association’s president Stephen Delaney said that the Dochas centre “is a very challenging environment” for his members.

# dochas - Friday 30 June, 2017

'It is our duty and it is our responsibility to help the poorest people in the world'
# Overseas Aid
# Overseas Aid

'It is our duty and it is our responsibility to help the poorest people in the world'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 3,915 Views 46 Comments

In 2016, Ireland’s spending on overseas aid was a mere 0.33% of GNI – or 33 cent in every €100, writes Suzanne Keatinge.

# dochas - Friday 6 May, 2016

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo
# Jailed
# Jailed

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

May 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 40,566 Views 141 Comments

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

# dochas - Friday 27 February, 2015

Single mother from Donegal jailed for not paying her TV licence
# Moutjoy
# Moutjoy

Single mother from Donegal jailed for not paying her TV licence

Feb 27th 2015, 5:02 PM 65,015 Views 298 Comments

She was taken by taxi to the Dóchas centre, where she was held for three hours.

# dochas - 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 20 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.

# dochas - Monday 8 September, 2014

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison
# Dochas
# Dochas

From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison

Sep 8th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,682 Views 26 Comments

“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.

# dochas - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Irish people have no idea how much we spend on foreign aid
# Dochas
# Dochas

Irish people have no idea how much we spend on foreign aid

Sep 2nd 2014, 4:24 PM 10,102 Views 51 Comments

A new Ipsos MRBI poll also found that Irish people are mostly in favour of overseas aid, even in an economic downturn.

# dochas - Sunday 17 August, 2014

"There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people"
# Aid Workers
# Aid Workers

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

Aug 17th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,255 Views 2 Comments

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# dochas - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?

Dec 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 3,789 Views 24 Comments

Charities say Ireland has traditionally been at the forefront, but on World AIDS Day they say that support is slipping.

# dochas - Monday 11 November, 2013

National state of calamity in Philippines as Irish aid agencies call for support
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

National state of calamity in Philippines as Irish aid agencies call for support

Nov 11th 2013, 6:30 PM 7,633 Views 21 Comments

The declaration allows the government to impose price controls and quickly release emergency funds with looting now a problem.

# dochas - Monday 19 August, 2013

Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others
# Conflict
# Conflict

Today honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others

Aug 19th 2013, 8:30 PM 3,472 Views 3 Comments

The profile of aid work had changed in the past number of years – but the threat to workers has increased.

# dochas - Monday 15 July, 2013

Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong"
# Aid
# Aid

Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong"

Jul 15th 2013, 4:32 PM 3,314 Views 23 Comments

A new poll says that even in a downturn, three in four people want Ireland to deliver on its aid promises.

# dochas - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Report on penal reform due today
# Prison
# Prison

Report on penal reform due today

Mar 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,742 Views 35 Comments

Rapporteur Senator Ivana Bacik and Chairman David Stanton will publish the report later this morning.

# dochas - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector
# Charities
# Charities

Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector

Sep 16th 2012, 3:04 PM 5,059 Views 27 Comments

A Labour senate group will table a motion this week calling for the implementation of the 2009 Charities Act.

# dochas - Friday 15 June, 2012

Column: 'There are 1800 people in Ireland who may have HIV but don't know it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'There are 1800 people in Ireland who may have HIV but don't know it'

Jun 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 882 Views 92 Comments

On Irish AIDS Day, Pam McHugh says people should ask themselves if they know their HIV status – and if not, why not.

# dochas - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important
# Aid
# Aid

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important

May 3rd 2012, 12:21 PM 896 Views 7 Comments

A new poll has shown that the majority of people believe Ireland should be proud of its reputation as an international donor.