This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020


# trocaire - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

# trocaire - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

# trocaire - Friday 13 March, 2020

Trócaire cancels all public outreach activities during its Lenten Appeal

The charity is still accepting donations online or by phone.

# trocaire - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

# trocaire - Monday 8 April, 2019

'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill RIP

'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill

Through the years, O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America.

# trocaire - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

# trocaire - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world Uganda This post contains videos

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world

More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.

55-year-old Irishman to become oldest person to travel around the world on a bike

Dermot Higgins set off on his 31,000km journey last June. He’s set to return to Dublin on 1 April.

# trocaire - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army

Denis Ojara was abducted at 14 years of age to serve in the LRA in Northern Uganda.

# trocaire - Saturday 17 February, 2018

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

# trocaire - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'

Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.

# trocaire - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Up to €8,000 stolen from Trocaire boxes in Clare church

The thieves broke into a safe before escaping with the cash.

# trocaire - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women

“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”

# trocaire - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Young girl who featured on 2004 Trócaire box visits Ireland to say thank you

Josiane is now working for the charity in Rwanda.

# trocaire - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# trocaire - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive

Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.

# trocaire - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Blind in one eye, crippled by pain, Teresina does without meals so her kids can eat visited families in Kenya whose livelihoods were destroyed by climate change.

# trocaire - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.

# trocaire - Monday 25 May, 2015

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

The country has been fighting since 2013.

# trocaire - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year

The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.

# trocaire - Monday 7 April, 2014

20 Years On: Rwandans learn to live beside the men who killed their children

Today, survivors and perpetrators come together to learn how to live side by side so their country can move towards reconciliation.

# trocaire - 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.

# trocaire - Monday 19 August, 2013

Over €4 million left to Trócaire in wills last year

Overall the charity’s income was down 10 per cent as it said it continues to be impacted by the difficult economic climate.

# trocaire - Friday 29 March, 2013

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years Aid

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years

From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.

# trocaire - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill

The charity said it is disappointed at what it describes as a “row back” on the all-party draft bill on climate change.

# trocaire - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box Fundraising This post contains images

In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box

Do you remember these designs?

# trocaire - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house?

It was once in almost every household in Ireland over Lent – on the charity’s 40th anniversary, we ask: Is the Trócaire box something you still use?

# trocaire - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

# trocaire - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

# trocaire - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.