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

Map, Pakistan 2014

Post Date: 16.12.14

Attack on Pakistani school shows perils children face when accessing education

Attack reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai assassination attempt The horrific attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan where latest reports state that up to 120 children have been murdered, tragically portrays…

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Post Date: 10.12.14

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

The acceptance today (10th) by child education activist Malala Yousafzai of the Nobel Peace Prize is a massive vindication of her campaigning work and will help give a voice to…

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Post Date: 08.12.14

Typhoon Hagupit : Plan responds.

Plan Ireland is assessing and responding to the impact of today’s powerful typhoon wherever possible, even as the year’s biggest storm continues to barrel down central Philippines. The slow-moving storm…

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Post Date: 07.12.14

Plan Ireland on the ground, ready to respond as typhoon hits the Philippines  

Plan Ireland is on the ground and ready to respond to Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to slam into the Philippines Saturday evening local time, bringing with it destructive winds…

Disability Musicians

Post Date: 03.12.14

Plan Ireland Teams Up with Enable Ireland to Debut “BodhránBot”

To mark today, (3rd) which is International Day of Persons with a Disability, Enable Ireland and Plan Ireland have released an AfroCelt jamming session between a teenager in Cork playing…

Post Date: 02.12.14

Hold an Ebola Christmas Coffee Morning


Post Date: 24.11.14

Announcement of Fresh Irish Aid Funding for Ebola Hit Communities a Hugh Boost-Plan Ireland

23rd November 2014 The announcement this afternoon by the Department of Foreign Affairs of additional funding of €220,000 to respond to the Ebola relief effort in West Africa is a…


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…

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…