Dóchas

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The sports yard at the Dóchas  centre women’s prison, North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Serious shortcomings in conditions for women prisoners at the Dóchas centre in Dublin have been highlighted by a visiting committee, including concern(...)

Hans Zomer (47) has been director of Dóchas, an umbrella group for Ireland’s development agencies, for the past 13 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins is to appoint international aid specialist Hans Zomer as his head of communications. Mr Zomer (47) has been director of D(...)

A survey has found that the vast majority of Irish people believe the State should continue to invest in overseas aid in the developing world, even during a recession.  Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

The vast majority of Irish people believe the State should continue to invest in overseas aid in the developing world, even during an economic downtur(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)

Youth ambassadors from the ONE Campaign listen to President Michael D Higgins at the Irish launch of the European Year of  Development at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The coming year is set to “shape the future of humanity” according to Dóchas, as world leaders decide on new strategies to fight climate change, hu(...)

“It is vital that swift action is taken to address the issues in the sector,”  says Maura Quinn, chief executive of the Institute of Directors. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Board members of charities and not-for-profit groups want greater oversight and accountability in the sector, new research has found.The Institute of (...)