ATD had a say in the Irish Aid Consultation Process on the new Irish Development Policy

On budget day 10 October 2017, Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade announced  that Ireland will produce a new international development policy in 2018. On 12 July 2018 Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development launched a public consultation process, inviting written submissions in response to the public consultation paper, and encouraging participation in public meetings to take place in September and early October. The global context has evolved significantly over the past five years. A…

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Our Open Letter to Pope Francis

On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the 25th and 26th August 2018, members of ATD prepared an Open Letter to welcome the leader of the Catholic Church. The letter includes a call on the Irish Catholic Church and its members to become strong activists for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as a way to answer to "the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth". Ahead of the second "Catholic World Day of the Poor" (Saturday 18th November) initiated by Pope Francis,  ATD members invite also the Irish Catholics…

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The 2018 Festival of Nations in Mountjoy Square Park

On Saturday 18th August the diversity and togetherness of the North East Inner City’s multicultural community was celebrated at the inaugural Festival of Nations in Mountjoy Square Park. The opening ceremony kicked off at 1pm with the Parade of Nations. The parade was full of colour and music with representatives from many nations flying their flags. All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland co-organised the event in partnership with the leading organisation "Diversity & Multicultural Initiative" and the Dublin City Council. The event was made possible with the support of the North East Inner City Initiative. ATD organised many activities on the…

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For We Are Glorious!

. We are not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts We've learned to be ashamed of all our scars Run away, they say No one'll love you as you are But we won't let them break me down to dust We know that there's a place for us For we are glorious  . When the sharpest words wanna cut us down We're gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out We are brave,  we are bruised We are who we're meant to be, this is us! Look out 'cause here we…

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Make Poverty History! Be the Generation! We Walked Together with Nelson Mandela

Thank you to all the Dublin citizens who joined ATD Volunteers at the Famine Statues to 'Be the Legacy' on the day the world marked the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. This day was a very special one as it is the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela and the world was marking it in a ''loud'' way. It is also the Mandela Day of the year of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights #UDHR70! Following the call of the South African Nelson Mandela Foundation and its #ActionsAgainstPoverty campaign, ATD Ireland invited the general public to…

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ATD youth group launched ‘Ireland, I Have A Dream’ inspired by Martin Luther King

The ATD "Unity in the Community Youth Group" launched the ‘Ireland, I Have A Dream’ on Friday 6th July. The event hosted by the Unity in the Community Youth Group included games, spoken word, live music and speeches. The book was prepared and printed with funding from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. The ‘Ireland, I Have a Dream’ project run from January to July 2018 has provided a new space for young people in Ireland and beyond, under 25, to find their voice as leaders and to explore the inequalities of poverty in the context of their own lives by writing…

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Our Voice at the National Economic Dialogue

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will open the National Economic Dialogue which takes place in Dublin Castle on the 27th and 28th June 2018. It will also be addressed by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The dialogue is an annual opportunity to consider how to make best use of the available resources ahead of Budget 2019. It is not intended to produce specific budget proposals or recommendations, however it could help those preparing their own pre-budget submissions. Representatives of community, voluntary and environmental groups as well as business groups, unions, and research institutes will be attending. ATD Ireland will be represented by the…

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The “I Have A Dream” campaign will celebrate the dreams of young people on 6th July 2018!

The “I Have A Dream” campaign will end with a final Spoken Words Party in Mountjoy Square Park on 6th July 2018 from 6pm to 8pm! The legacy of Martin Luther King was the inspiration for the ATD Dublin youth group who officially kicked off their creative writing campaign Ireland, I Have a Dream on #MLKDay in January 2018. The Party in Mountjoy Square park is the final event of the project and is aimed at young people who took part in the creative writing project for the past few months. They will be invited to perform their speeches, get to…

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ATD Ireland launched a first “Leave No One Behind” essay!

“Sure, it’s their own fault!” Our Misconceptions of Poverty and the Poor is the first paper in a series of ‘Leave No One Behind essays’. The ‘Leave No One Behind essays’ will be a series of short publications prepared by volunteers and friends of All Together in Dignity in order to trigger and inspire debates and actions on ways to “reach the further behind first”, the key challenge of the 2030 Agenda promise to “Leave No One Behind”. “Sure, it’s their own fault!” Our Misconceptions of Poverty and the Poor focuses on some of the most commonly held myths about poverty…

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We have a plan to leave no one behind!

On the 26th April 2018, Minister Denis Naughten launched The Sustainable Development Goals: National Implementation Plan 2018-2020, which sets out how the Irish Government will implement the SDGs in Ireland and support countries around the world to do the same. The National Implementation Plan provides for a whole-of-government response to the SDGs and addresses the need to raise public awareness of, and engagement with, the SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDGs set out…

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