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

Storm Damage

Post Date: 16.03.15

Plan Ireland on Standby to Respond to Cyclone Pam Devastation  

Plan Ireland is on standby to respond to the strongest storms in living memory to hit the Pacific Islands. Latest reports have described the utter devastation with smashed boats, washed...

Post Date: 06.03.15

International Women’s Day 2015


Post Date: 03.03.15

Ebola 1 year on; new research reveals full devastation of outbreak

Ahead of major conference today, Plan Ireland urges major investment It’s now one year since the first confirmed outbreak in the most virulent outbreak of the Ebola disease in history....

Post Date: 18.02.15

Orphans struggle to restart school in Liberia

Post Date: 12.02.15

Young Love-It’s Complicated

Post Date: 05.02.15

Plan to Eradicate FGM

Ebola Brothers 1

Post Date: 03.02.15

Brothers survival gives hope in fight against Ebola

Port Loko District, where Plan works, has been one of the country’s most affected areas with Ebola. In towns across the district you will see buckets filled with chlorine for...


Post Date: 26.01.15

Final Evaluation for
Irish Aid supported EQuIP programme

Plan Ireland is requesting applications from research organisations, universities, academic institutes or think tanks for the final evaluation of Plan Ireland’s flagship Education programme – ‘EQuIP’ (Education: Quality, Inclusive, Participative)....


Post Date: 20.01.15

Children return to class as schools reopen after Ebola crisis

Schools are reopening across Guinea after seven months of closure due to the Ebola crisis. Hundreds of children who have missed out on lessons since July 2014 are returning to...


Post Date: 20.01.15

Plan International starts operations in Nigeria

Plan International is today (20th) launching its full country operations in Nigeria on making it the 13th programme country for the organisation in West Africa and 51st globally. Plan International Nigeria will focus...

Post Date: 12.01.15

Haiti Earthquake
5 years on

Haiti, building collapse

Post Date: 11.01.15

Haiti marks 5 year anniversary of devastating earthquake

220,000 killed and 3.5 million impacted by 2010 quake On January 12, 2010, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere was struck with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near its capital...

Post Date: 06.01.15

Plan Worldwide Annual Review 2014

Post Date: 24.12.14

Indian Ocean Tsunami 10 years on

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 in December 2014 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