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Read the latest media releases on Plan International Ireland’s response to breaking international news stories as well as launches and media events. For all media queries contact Ciara Jordan on 01 659 9601

Post Date: 19.04.17

Staff Blog: “Egypt – Parenting isn’t easy”

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Post Date: 04.04.17

FORCED TO FLEE THEIR HOMES

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Post Date: 23.03.17

Lost Girls | Irish Times Women’s Podcast

Because I am a Girl raises money for projects that make a positive impact for girls around the world. These projects tackle some of the biggest challenges that girls face…

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Post Date: 08.03.17

Six Refugee Women who broke boundaries

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Post Date: 07.03.17

Staff Blog: “Be bold for Change”

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Post Date: 03.03.17

Staff Blog: “Numbers can only tell us so much”

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Post Date: 01.03.17

Youth Advisory Panel

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Post Date: 27.02.17

EAST AFRICA FOOD CRISIS APPEAL

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Post Date: 30.01.17

Staff Blog: “Working together is better than in isolation”

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Post Date: 04.01.17

9 REASONS TO BE HOPEFUL FOR 2017

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Post Date: 02.01.17

Strategy: 100 MILLION REASONS

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Post Date: 12.12.16

Staff Blog: “Central African Republic – Bringing children back to school”

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Post Date: 12.12.16

6.5 Aceh Earthquake Indonesia

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Post Date: 07.12.16

LOST GIRLS

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Post Date: 06.12.16

Christmas 2016

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Post Date: 06.12.16

Entire generation missing out on childhood in war-torn world

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Post Date: 30.11.16

Global Disability Inclusion Conference 2016

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Post Date: 28.11.16

Staff Blog: “Cameroon – Minawao Camp”

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Post Date: 25.11.16

Disaster Relief Management (DRM) Intern

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Post Date: 14.11.16

Staff Blog: “Lake Chad Crisis – Maiduguri”

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Post Date: 27.10.16

TYPHOON HAIMA: Disasterproof

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Post Date: 06.10.16

HELP FOR FAMILIES HIT BY HAITI HURRICANE MATTHEW

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Post Date: 04.10.16

Staff Blog: “Refugee Education: Opportunity for a Future”

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Post Date: 01.10.16

TYPHOON HAIMA: SECOND, STRONGER STORM THREATENS PHILIPPINES THIS WEEK

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Post Date: 22.09.16

Girls Take Over

Because I am a Girl raises money for projects that make a positive impact for girls around the world. These projects tackle some of the biggest challenges that girls face…

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Post Date: 21.09.16

Counting the Invisible Report

Because I am a Girl raises money for projects that make a positive impact for girls around the world. These projects tackle some of the biggest challenges that girls face…

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Post Date: 20.09.16

Staff Blog: “After all she’s just a girl …miles away from home”

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Post Date: 15.08.16

Consultant – Content and Learning Specialist

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Post Date: 29.07.16

Sponsor Stories

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Post Date: 18.07.16

Petition to ban Child Marriage in Malawi

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Post Date: 12.07.16

Ending Child Marriage in Malawi

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Post Date: 06.07.16

On the ground in Cameroon

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Post Date: 06.07.16

Lake Chad Crisis

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Post Date: 30.06.16

Certus Unite members support VSLAs in Ethiopia

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Post Date: 22.06.16

Refugee flow won’t end unless education opportunities improve

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Post Date: 20.06.16

Stitching for Success

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Post Date: 08.06.16

Information Event – Overseas Treks and Challenges | Cork

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Post Date: 01.06.16

El Nino – Zimbabwe

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Post Date: 17.05.16

Initiative launched to monitor Global goals

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Post Date: 06.05.16

Only innovation can truly end poverty

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Post Date: 18.04.16

#MATERNITY COVER – Education Specialist

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Post Date: 01.04.16

#El Nino Global: Response Needed

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Post Date: 30.03.16

#MATERNITY COVER: Development Education Officer

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Post Date: 29.03.16

El Nino Zimbabwe

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Post Date: 25.03.16

El Niño Drought Appeal

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Post Date: 24.03.16

#INTERNSHIP – Emergencies

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Post Date: 18.03.16

Child Marriage creeping into Europe

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Post Date: 16.03.16

Her Story in Bunclody Library

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Post Date: 16.03.16

Because I am a Girl Ball 2017

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Post Date: 08.03.16

KPMG Media Release

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Post Date: 03.03.16

KPMG

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Post Date: 23.02.16

#JOB VACANCY – Emergencies Coordinator

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Post Date: 11.02.16

Ghana Girl’s Soccer Team

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Post Date: 08.02.16

Tender – Education

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Post Date: 08.02.16

Youth Advisory Panel

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Post Date: 29.01.16

Plan International responding to Zika virus as outbreak spreads “explosively”

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Post Date: 28.01.16

Plan to Eradicate FGM

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Post Date: 14.01.16

Liberia declared Ebola Free

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Post Date: 14.01.16

Clowns bring smiles to refugee children in Tanzania

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Post Date: 14.01.16

Christmas comes early to Zambian Children

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Post Date: 07.01.16

Sri Lanka UN Democracy Fund

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Post Date: 02.12.15

Intern – Programme Support

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Post Date: 01.12.15

Grants and Institutional Funding Officer

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Post Date: 09.10.15

Laura Whitmore meets Aiel Joy

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Post Date: 07.10.15

Malala

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Post Date: 06.10.15

Staff Blog: “I made a mental note to drop my girls a text …”

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Post Date: 02.10.15

Kildare Fire Service “Fired Up” to Deliver Life Saving Engines to Niger

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Post Date: 16.09.15

Volunteer – Development Education Committee Member

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Post Date: 16.09.15

Chelsea FC partners with Plan International Ireland

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Post Date: 10.09.15

Nada’s Story

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Post Date: 09.09.15

Europe must act together to save refugee children

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Post Date: 08.09.15

Refugee Crisis: Out of sight cannot mean out of mind too

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Post Date: 04.09.15

Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Post Date: 20.08.15

Changing perceptions about disability

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Post Date: 06.08.15

Helping children smile in Nepal

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Post Date: 24.07.15

#NepalEarthquake
Three months on: situation remains dire for children

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Post Date: 18.06.15

#SDG2030
Plan Ireland and partners collaborate for change

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Post Date: 09.06.15

Child Marriage in Nepal – where to now for a girl like Sarita?

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Post Date: 15.05.15

Plan Ireland Scoops
Prestigious Development Sector Award

By Vanina Trojan, Plan Ireland Programme Coordinator, It is with great pleasure that I share the news that the Plan Ireland was awarded a major accolade at the Dochas (Irish Association…

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nepal earthquake relief and donation plan

Post Date: 12.05.15

Mega Earthquake hits Nepal, worsening an already devastating situation

Additional emergency relief for affected communities has never been more critical following today’s mega 7.3-magnitude earthquake that shook an already devastated country, says NGO, Plan Ireland. Strong tremors were felt…

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Post Date: 05.05.15

Plan airlifts emergency supplies to cut-off areas

Race against time to deliver vast volume of urgent aid to devastated isolated villages Plan Ireland teams have today (4th), started airlifting emergency relief items provided by the Irish government…

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Post Date: 01.05.15

#URMILA
When I close my eyes, I hear people crying

1 May 2015: Posted by Urmila Chaudhary, Because I am a Girl campaign ambassador Urmila, 23, is now trying to return to her family home Urmila Chaudhary – a former…

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Post Date: 26.04.15

#Nepal Earthquake
Rescue teams reporting widespread destruction in rural areas

Humanitarian development NGO Plan Ireland is preparing for the coordinated distribution of immediate aid and trying to reach remote and cut-off rural communities to assess the immediate needs of impacted…

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Post Date: 25.04.15

Plan Ireland preparing to respond to
devastating Nepal quake

Plan Ireland is in place in Nepal and set to launch a humanitarian response to the massive April 25 earthquake that has caused widespread devastation. Plan has an extensive presence…

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Post Date: 24.04.15

Malaria mortality rates have decreased by nearly half since 2000 – but lots still to be done

In the last 15 years, Malaria has gone from being a neglected disease to one that is a priority for the international health community and for governments. Plan began implementing…

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Post Date: 14.04.15

One Year On #‎BringBackOurGirls‬

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, over 270 female students were abducted from their hostel at the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State in…

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Post Date: 10.04.15

Renewed efforts needed to combat Ebola

With the rainy season fast approaching, this is the time for a renewed effort to fight Over the past few weeks there has been a moderate increase of new cases…

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Post Date: 31.03.15

#BOKO HARAM
Plan Ireland distributes vital aid to Nigerian Refugees

Irish Aid has dispatched over 87 tonnes of Irish stocks to assist refugees fleeing from the ongoing conflict between military forces and Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, through Plan Ireland….

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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…

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Post Date: 06.03.15

‘He Named Me Malala’ Irish Premiere

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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….

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Post Date: 18.02.15

EBOLA FALLOUT
Orphans struggle to restart school in Liberia

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Post Date: 12.02.15

Young Love-It’s Complicated

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Post Date: 09.02.15

News Centre

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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…

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Post Date: 26.01.15

#TENDER:
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)….

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Post Date: 20.01.15

#GUINEA:
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…

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Post Date: 20.01.15

#NIGERIA:
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…

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Post Date: 12.01.15

Haiti Earthquake
5 years on

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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…

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Post Date: 06.01.15

Plan Worldwide Annual Review 2014

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Post Date: 02.01.15

New Year’s Resolution 2016

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Post Date: 24.12.14

Indian Ocean Tsunami 10 years on

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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…

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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…

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Post Date: 02.12.14

Hold an Ebola Christmas Coffee Morning

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Post Date: 08.11.14

Philippines 12 Months On

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Post Date: 10.09.14

2014 Annual Report and Financial Statements Published

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Post Date: 09.09.14

Plan and International Medical Corps launch partnership to respond to Ebola

Global children’s development agency Plan International and International Medical Corps, a leader in global health and emergency response, have joined forces to respond to Ebola, the deadly virus spreading rapidly…

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Post Date: 03.09.14

Syrian refugee children face poverty and instability in Egypt

ALEXANDRIA: Syrian refugee children sheltering in Egypt are facing increasingly desperate conditions, according to a global child rights charity. Plan Ireland says stressful family environments, language barriers, lack of access…

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Post Date: 02.09.14

As Ebola Outbreak Declared “International Public Health Emergency” Plan Ireland Urges Intensified International Response

8th August 2014 As the World Health Organisation (WHO) today declared the West African Ebola epidemic an “international health emergency” Plan Ireland is continuing to combat the spread of the…

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Post Date: 05.08.14

CHINA EARTHQUAKE: PLAN IRELAND ASSISTING RESPONSE IN QUAKE-HIT AREAS

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Post Date: 04.08.14

CHINA EARTHQUAKE: PLAN IRELAND ASSISTING RESPONSE IN QUAKE-HIT AREAS

4 August 2014 Plan International is deploying a rapid assessment team to assist the government response to the August 3 earthquake . The 6.5 magnitude earthquake has resulted in hundreds of…

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Post Date: 29.07.14

Children without a birth certificate are ‘invisible’ during disasters

29 May 2014 CHILDREN who have not had their births registered can be at greater risk of abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect in a disaster or emergency setting, leaving them…

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Post Date: 02.07.14

Inez McCormack

We wish to pay tribute to the inspirational life of Inez McCormack (pictured below with Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep) – a champion of human rights, especially for women. We…

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Post Date: 02.07.14

Plan Ireland supporter awarded CBE

Jasvinder Sanghera, a campaigner against forced marriage has just been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s honours list. Jasvinder previously launched Plan’s “Because I am…

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Post Date: 27.06.14

Plan Ireland Calls for Action on the Abduction of the Nigerian Schoolgirls

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Post Date: 29.05.14

Children without a birth certificate are ‘invisible’ during disasters

29 May 2014 CHILDREN who have not had their births registered can be at greater risk of abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect in a disaster or emergency setting, leaving them…

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Post Date: 22.01.14

Plan Ireland steps up South Sudan Relief Effort Amid Reports of Use of Child Soldiers

Plan Ireland has received €100,000 in emergency funds from Irish Aid to provide life-saving water and sanitation facilities to thousands who have fled the escalating violence in South Sudan. The  crisis…

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Post Date: 13.11.13

100 Tonnes of Irish Aid Lands in Philippines to Support Plan Ireland’s Emergency Response Effort

An airlift of over 100 tones of essential aid from Ireland has just arrived in Cebu airport in the Philippines, as part of Plan Ireland’s emergency response to the destruction…

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Post Date: 23.09.13

Children with Disabilities Victims of Infanticide and Body Part Trading

Plan’s report has been released in New York today to coincide with the first ever High Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on development and disability. “Plan is calling on governments…

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Post Date: 12.09.13

Pakistan Floods: “Now we sleep soundly, knowing our house is safe”

Unrelenting floods followed by heavy monsoon rains late last year caused widespread loss of life and damage to infrastructure and livelihoods across the Rajanpur district  in Punjab region of Pakistan….

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Post Date: 11.09.13

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging

Plan Ireland is an active member of Dóchas and a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging. In practice this means that Plan Ireland images and messages…

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