Press Releases

Comhlámh statement on Bank of Ireland’s treatment of the I.P.S.C.

Comhlámh condemns Bank of Ireland attack on civil society organisations.   Comhlámh condemns in the strongest terms the actions of Bank of Ireland in shutting down the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) account and calls on Bank of Ireland to immediately reinstate the account. It remains a mystery as to precisely why Bank of Ireland has decided to shut the IPSC bank even after

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LinkedIn Dublin Opens Its Doors To NGOs.

Pictured: Back row, left to right: Rose Hennessy from Friends of Londinai, Emma Dwyer from Irish Rule of Law International, Ciara Close from The Umbrella Foundation, Kevin Murphy from Nurture Africa, Shannette Budhai from Comhlámh, Caroline O’Connor from UCDVO, from Colin Brennan from Viatores Christi, Anna Smith from Habitat for Humanity Ireland, John Close from Irish Aid. Front row, left to right: Tara McGrath from EIL

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Our Volunteer Charter has been updated!

Roisin Boyle, Comhlámh’s Education and Training Officer introduces our new Volunteer Charter; The Volunteer Charter has recently been revised, updated and uploaded to the Comhlámh website. Comhlámh is very grateful to members of the Options and Issues Group for their instrumental role in directing changes to the Volunteer Charter with valuable insights, comments and inputs. The major objectives to the changes included simplifying the seven

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Amy Anderson Talks About What Comhlámh Means To Her.

Amy Anderson, Comhlámh member, talks about Comhlámh and the role it has played in her life to date, and why she has joined our solidarity circle Comhlámh has played a formative role in the last few years of my life.  The organisation has held my hand and inspired me on the road to activism, critical thinking on international relations and a new career and

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The Value of International Volunteering

Minister Joe Costello To Launch Two New Reports Examining The Socio-Economic Impact of Overseas Development  and Identify Emerging Trends In The Sector. International volunteering is a key feature of the globalised world with roots going right back to the activities of missionaries looking to spread their faith. Today it’s an increasingly diverse field, with an emphasis firmly on partnership in development, intercultural learning and

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Aggressive Free Market Policies Savage Poor

Brussels – March 16th: Campaigners warned today that the European Union’s free market trade policies are savaging poor people and the environment in developing countries staging an action outside a DG Trade conference in Brussels where senior EU figures were discussing the issue of trade with developing countries. The action, organised by the Seattle to Brussels network used a five-metre inflated savage dog, representing

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