Eamonn Meehan

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Abortion precondition runs counter to a doctor’s constitutional and human right to freedom of conscience, say bishops.

The Catholic bishops have expressed regret at pre-conditions for applicants in recent advertisements for medical posts at the National Maternity Hospi(...)

Caoimhe de Barra said she was hugely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Trócaire.

Caoimhe de Barra has been appointed chief executive of Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Church’s overseas development agency. A 48-year-old Dubliner, sh(...)

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire executive director: “Last year was a year of incredible generosity from the Irish public”. Photograph: iStock

Last year was one of Trócaire’s best ever in terms of fund raising and helping people in the developing world, according to its annual report, with i(...)

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, passed in the Dáil on Thursday, now goes to the Seanad, where it is expected to go through quickly and become law by the end of the year, Deputy Thomas  Pringle said.

Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil on Thursd(...)

Campaigners voice their support for  the Climate Emergency Measures Bill outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Despite strong Government opposition, a Bill to end the granting of licences for fossil fuel exploration and extraction in Ireland is set to clear its(...)

Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire, and former president Mary Robinson at a climate change conference in Maynooth University in 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election have raised “profound questions” for the world’s poor, the development agency Trócaire has said(...)

Displaced women queue to collect water in Aburoc in South Sudan.  Parts of the country have “fallen into famine, while across east Africa – South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – over 24 million people are now facing malnutrition and extreme hunger”, says Trócaire.   Photograph:  Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Trócaire has warned that over 24 million people in east Africa face starvation. Director Éamonn Meehan said the situation “demands an immediate respon(...)

A woman and her child in a hospital ward in the capital Juba, South Sudan. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

On Monday, our worst fears came to pass when it was confirmed that South Sudan is in famine. The announcement, by the United Nations and the governmen(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the €10 million increase in spending on overseas aid. Photograph: The Irish Times

Government spending on overseas aid will increase by €10 million next year to €651 million. While the Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed the fig(...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

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