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The People Versus Austerity

  • Date: 18/10/2021
  • Author: Karol Balfe

Over the past 18 months, Covid has taught us, more than ever before, the importance of public sector services. We lit candles, clapped and paid tribute to frontline workers, the nurses and doctors who bore the brunt of the pandemic. Yet, across the globe, blunt and ineffective public sector wage cuts are damaging the very.....

Ireland’s overseas development aid changing lives across the globe

  • Date: 27/09/2021
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Violence against women and girls is a global problem. One in three women experiencing violence relating to their gender during their lifetime. Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated the issue, with cases of child marriage and domestic violence reportedly on the increase globally. To respond to increasing need caused by the pandemic, we need overseas development.....

Eye-witness account from Haiti

  • Date: 23/09/2021
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Triona Pender, Head of Programmes at ActionAid Ireland, has been supporting the team in ActionAid Haiti with their response following the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake which hit last month. Distribution in Roseaux following the earthquake I visited a community called Roseaux, the specific area we visited was called Jake and this is located in the.....

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