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#Dochas

# dochas - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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

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

“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 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'

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

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

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'

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

“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

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"

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# dochas - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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

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

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

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

Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong"

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

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

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'

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

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important

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