Read the latest media releases on Plan Ireland’s response to breaking international news stories as well as launches and media events. For all media queries contact Daniel English at +353 (0) 1 6599 601/ 086 3544954


Post Date: 18.11.14

Periods are no longer a pain

Today (19th) is World Toilet Day, in low-income countries more than 200 million menstruating females do not have access to adequate menstrual hygiene. Thanks to Plan’s help, a cheap, washable sanitary…

Ebola Video Image

Post Date: 12.11.14

As Ebola Death Toll Reaches 5,000 Plan Ireland Continues to Respond

The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has reached over 5,000 from a total of just over 14,000 cases of infection the World Health Organisation has said this evening.The…

Post Date: 06.11.14

Philippines 12 Months On

Hand on Heart Ireland

Post Date: 04.11.14

Plan Ireland staff show solidarity with #HandsOnHearts for the people of West Africa

Children using the new ‘hand on heart’ Ebola greeting in Guinea. In sociable West Africa, it’s usual to shake hands on meeting family, friends, colleagues and new acquaintances. It’s a…

Ebola Hand Wash Bin

Post Date: 24.10.14

As First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali Plan Ireland responds

The Malian government yesterday (23rd) confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country. It reported that a two-year-old girl who tested positive for the virus had come from neigbouring…

Laura and David Ball

Post Date: 13.10.14

Inaugural Because I am a Girl Ball Held

On International Day of the Girl – Saturday, October 11th – Plan Ireland held its inaugural Because I am a Girl Gala Ball in the Double Tree Hotel. The night attracted the great and…

Malala Raise Hand

Post Date: 10.10.14

Malala Yousfzai’s Nobel Peace Prize will give voice to millions of girls around the world

Accolade comes on eve of International Day of the Girl The announcement this morning that child education activist Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is a massive…

Group Shot BIAAG Report Launch

Post Date: 07.10.14

Latest Because I am a Girl Report Published

“Girls face double discrimination because of their age and gender” Today, (7th) Plan Ireland published the latest in its series of State of the World’s Girls reports which are part…

Ebola Hand Wash Bin

Post Date: 22.09.14

Government Funding for Ebola Crisis Welcome as Food Supplies Run Dangerously Low

The decision by the Irish Government to provide €600,000 and emergency supplies to tackle the Ebola crisis is West Africa is a positive development as the virus continues to take…

Ebola Appeal

Post Date: 16.09.14

As Ebola Death Toll Rises, Plan Ireland Escalates Response

“Reports from Liberia say Situation Now “Worse than War” The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has now risen to more than 2,400 the World Health Organisation has said,…