If Only You Knew – Stories of Change

Download "If Only You Knew" here! Coraline, Long and Paul presenting "If Only You Knew" to the President of Ireland (7 March 2018) Laoise presenting "If Only You Knew" to Minister of Employement Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty (20 Nov 2017) Watch the video of the launch here! ************************ On Tuesday 21st November in the DCU Library in Dublin, Maureen O'Sullivan TD launched our new short collection of stories ‘If Only You Knew – Stories of Change’ . Discover all the pictures from the launch event here! The event was the opportunity to mark the International Day for Tolerance (16 November)…

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Let’s be grateful to our trustees! Ireland’s first Trustees’ Week

Ireland’s first Trustees’ Week takes place from November 13-17.  ATD volunteers and staff members from the ATD International volunteer corps are happy to mark the week, being organised by the Charities Regulator, The Wheel, Charities Institute Ireland, Dóchas, the Carmichael Centre, Boardmatch Ireland and Volunteer Ireland. By celebrating Trustees’ Week we aim: To celebrate and thank our trustees for the key role which they play in the governance and administration of ATD Ireland; To highlight the importance of good governance of boards and raise our awareness about the need of thorough knowledge of trustees’ roles and responsibilities, education and upskilling of…

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A Major Step for the Recognition of a Socio-Economic Ground of Discrimination

In June 2017, Deputy Jim O' Callaghan and Deputy Fiona O' Loughlin introduced a Private Bill in front of Dáil Éireann to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a person’s social and economic background. After an adoption of this first step in June 2017, the "second step" debates took place in the Parliament on the 8th and 9th November 2017 and the The Dáil divided in this way: Yes 85; No 48; Abstained. This is an historic step forward gained mainly by activists and volunteers from the  "Equality…

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A Place of Freedom: ATD UK Frimhurst Family House

https://youtu.be/Uz2qFZMC6r8 "Surviving a life in poverty is getting harder and harder as Government policies become more punitive and divisive. This creates feelings of fear and insecurity, it drains your energy and can make you ill. Having a place to go to where we are not judged, can dare to trust the people around us and be free to be ourselves is a lifesaver. Frimhurst gives us strength to carry on, knowing we are not alone in our struggles." Moraene Roberts, ATD activist and volunteer in ATD UK National Leadership Team “What can I do to actually help put things right? To…

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