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# ngos - Saturday 6 July, 2019

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# ngos - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

# ngos - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Hmmm... It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

# ngos - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Government needs to 'stop making excuses' and 'propagating myths' on climate change

This call comes from group The Environmental Pillar, after a new study shows Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 emissions targets.

# ngos - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# ngos - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

# ngos - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts Notanaprilfools

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

# ngos - Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?

Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.

# ngos - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Why are so many vital services being provided by charities in the first place?

We must – of course – question the behaviour and practises of Irish charities, but should also ask why they are providing so many vital services instead of the State, writes Ruairí McKiernan.

# ngos - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: A functioning charity sector needs to pay well

People working in charities have mortgages and kids and wants and desires. The sector can’t hope to recruit and retain top class people, capable of running very complex operations, if they offer significantly less than the private sector.

# ngos - Friday 20 December, 2013

Authorities recorded 48 cases of human trafficking in 2012

The figure includes 19 Irish minors, all of whom were reported as victims of sexual exploitation.

# ngos - Monday 2 December, 2013

Column: The charity sector needs a legal and regulatory body – immediately

Following revelations that top-up payments were being made to staff of the Central Remedial Clinic, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive investigation into how charities are run in this country, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# ngos - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the tragedy in Glasgow, the Labour conference, and the country’s first woman bishop…

# ngos - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# ngos - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

# ngos - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: Collaboration, though not easy, is essential for charities to make a difference

It’s very rare that a social justice ‘win’ can be claimed by any one group – but when civil society organisations come together to fight for a cause, the results are inspiring, writes Anna Visser on National Giving Week.

# ngos - Monday 15 July, 2013

Column: Today's countries in need are tomorrow's trading partners

Ending global poverty means changing the way we view overseas aid and development – which is why the public have been invited to share ideas about Ireland’s contribution to the world stage, writes Joe Costello TD.

# ngos - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs

Aid from Ireland fell by 5.8 per cent in 2012, according to the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

# ngos - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Ireland’s EU Presidency is an opportunity to end world poverty

NGOs want the government to press for a strong, European vision for a fairer and more sustainable world in the next six months.

# ngos - Thursday 29 November, 2012

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

# ngos - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Should we turn off the tap of Irish aid to other countries?

So €4m in Irish aid may have been misappropriated in Uganda. Can we afford to keep giving – or can we afford to stop?

# ngos - 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?

# ngos - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Russia expels US aid agency for 'meddling in politics'

Russia’s foreign ministry has claimed that USAid had attempted to “influence political processes through its grants”.

# ngos - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Putin signs law forcing some Russian NGOs to register as 'foreign agents'

Non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity must register as foreign agents under the new law.

# ngos - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Percentage living below the poverty line falls globally

However, a UN report reveals that a maternal death occurs every ten minutes in India.

# ngos - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"

“Democracy is not the sole preserve of the NGO community,” said the tobacco company in its submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

# ngos - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.