Melting The Middle Class Gaze

For the past 20 years, Martin Byrne, volunteer & member of the Board of ATD Ireland has been collecting North Wall stories and publishing them once a year. These stories are coming from a range of people and the book encourages people to dig deep and write down those stories that have been hidden away for so long. This year again, Martin's North Wall stories help us with fresh eyes to see our unfair world differently. By reading these stories we are liable to be born anew or jolted or touched or changed. They herald a world of shared human condition,…

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Does it only happen to me? Share your story!

From January 2019 to September 2019 ATD will carry out a project exploring the issue of socio-economic discrimination in Irish public services and in every day life. A person’s socio-economic status is not currently recognised as a ground upon which a person might be discriminated against, under Irish equality legislation. Share your story with us today! The first step of the project is to collect anonymous real life stories to showcase how this type of discrimination or unequal treatment is unfortunately too common and needs to be recognised within legislation. The stories collected will be published into a report that will…

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On Valentine’s Day, we remember the man who told us “Love the world!”

  "We really need to be integrated in the world, to love the world. We cannot introduce the people marginalised because of extreme poverty into today’s or tomorrow’s world if we are not ourselves part of it. It is not that we are blind to human failings, but we must constantly remind ourselves and each other that every human being deserves to be trusted, as long as we do not have proof to the contrary. We must welcome political discussions and the sharing of ideas, and we must love people who defend what they believe in. Whilst not being sidetracked, we…

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Europe Matters to End Discrimination! ATD’s Youth Group at the European Parliament!

For the two past months, All Together in Dignity prepared a delegation of 7 participants to the 15th ‘European ATD People's University’ which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday the 6th of February 2019. The group from ATD consisted of 7 volunteers involved in the  ATD’s Unity in the Community Youth Group (UCYG). The UCYG was created in the summer of 2017 after an ATD European Youth Exchange in the Netherlands. They are a group of young adults (aged between 18 - 25) who are social activists and leaders in their communities. In 2018 the members of…

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2o18 in 2×18 ATD events!

Take time to re-discover the year 2018 of ATD Ireland in 2×18=36 events! Event 1 – French "Galettes des Rois" to start the year 2018 together! Event 2 – President Michael D Higgins received "If Only You Knew". Event 3 - Launch of www.ihaveadream.ie on MLK Day (US bank holiday in January each year). Event 4 – ATD Ireland took part in an ATD European meeting about Youth Projects. Event 5 – First "Ireland, I have a Dream" workshop with "Fighting Words". Event 6 – Launch of the "Your Rights Are Written in Stone" project on UN World Day of Social…

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Thank you to all the supporters who took part in our 2018 Christmas Raffle!

The ATD Christmas Raffle is over! For every €5 donated from 24th November and before the 25th December 2018 supporters of ATD secured for them selves one entry ticket in the raffle! We collected €2515 and 503 tickets were given out! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GIFTS! The winners of the 10 prizes have been informed! The lucky numbers are: 1st Prize - 281 - 2nd Prize - 131 - 3rd Prize - 4 - 4th Prize - 9 - 5th Prize - 195 - 6th Prize - 398 - 7th Prize - 91 - 8th Prize - 447 - 9th…

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Ireland marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

#UDHR70 - Discover of 15 events or series of events marking the Human Rights Day 2018 in Ireland! From 23rd November to 18th December! 2018 was a very special year to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)! It was the year when the world also celebrated the legacy of four major Human Rights activists and key figures of the second half of the 20th century: Nelson Mandela (#Mandela100), Martin Luther King (#MLK50), Mahatma Gandhi (#Gandhi150) and Joseph Wresinski (#30). For Ireland it is also a time to remember…

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3 month internship with ATD starting in January 2019

ATD Ireland is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for a 3 month long unpaid internship. The internship is designed to give an opportunity for dedicated and talented individuals to gain experience working for the protection of human rights, the prevention of discrimination and the promotion of the sustainable development goals through a wide variety of grass roots projects. This internship offers a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within a local NGO while also gaining experience of how ATD International operates, with teams in 40 countries worldwide. The intern will be involved with…

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Meet ATD Ireland’s Board of Management at the occasion of Irish Trustees’ Week

Ireland’s second Trustees’ Week takes place from Monday Nov 12th to Friday Nov 16th. It aims to recognise and celebrate the key role which volunteer charity trustees play in the governance and leadership of charities across Ireland. It also seeks to encourage more people to become trustees and to highlight the importance of good governance of boards, promote the need for a thorough knowledge of trustees’ roles and responsibilities, education and upskilling of trustees. 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…

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Ireland marked the 2018 UN End Poverty Day

In October 2018, over 15 events were organised around Ireland to mark the 2018 UN End Poverty Day. The 2018 observance marked the 25th anniversary of the observance of the UN Day since its recognition by the UN in December 1992. In Dublin it marked the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the End Poverty Day Stone next to the Famine Statues. The 2018 Observance took place in a year when the world remembers the legacy of key social justice leaders, among them: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Joseph Wresinski. 2018 is also the year of the 70th anniversary of…

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