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Young Scientist Exhibition: Three projects helping the developing world

Jason Kennedy | 11 January 2019 | 0 Comments

This week, the 55th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is taking place in Dublin. We caught up with three groups from schools whose creations could help the developing world.

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Topics: Ireland, education

QUIZ: How well do you remember the year that was 2018?

Jason Kennedy | 29 December 2018 | 2 Comments

This year was a busy one both for Concern and the international community. Take our quick quiz and see how much you remember from the year that was.

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Topics: 2018, GHI2018, GHI, global hunger index, Central African Republic, CAR, haiti, charity, hunger, conflict, ebola, ebola virus, Concern50, Bill Clinton, kofi annan, Ghana, syria, lebanon, turkey, rohingya refugees

Five things to do over Christmas holidays

Jason Kennedy | 20 December 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Christmas holidays on the horizon, we take a look at five things to do during the festive break that will help stave of the boredom without having to leave the house.

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Topics: Christmas Gifts#, holidays, podcast, Ireland, concern gifts, Christmas

Meet our Dublin Marathon hero

Jason Kennedy | 25 October 2018 | 0 Comments

This Sunday, thousands of people will take part in the annual Dublin Marathon. Nigerian native Uzo Nwankwo is one of those lining up for the 26 mile run in aid of Concern.

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Topics: marathon, Dublin Marathon, Dublin, nigeria, Biafra, charity, Concern50, volunteer

Ireland's Microsoft chief honoured with Women of Concern award

Jason Kennedy | 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide has presented Microsoft Ireland Managing Director Cathriona Hallahan with the inaugural Women of Concern award for her achievements in leadership and tireless work towards gender equality.

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Topics: women, Women of Concern, Ireland, Dublin, Microsoft, EY, Shelbourne Hotel

Highlights from Resurge 2018

Jason Kennedy | 20 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern's Resurge conference brought together world-renowned experts in peacekeeping and conflict-resolution, while also celebrating 50 years in operation. Here are some of the best bits.

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Topics: Resurge, Concern50, conflict

World Humanitarian Day: What we learned from the @Ireland Twitter account this week

Jason Kennedy | 17 August 2018 | 0 Comments

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Concern Worldwide's Country Director in Nepal, Eileen Morrow, took over the @Ireland Twitter account. Here's what we learned.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, Twitter, Ireland, Nepal, Nepal earthquake, floods, Kathmandu, Family

Valerie Place: Parents of Irish nurse killed in Somalia reflect 25 years on

Jason Kennedy | 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 22 February, 1993, young nurse Valerie Place was killed while working with Concern in Somalia. Now, 25 years after her death, her Dublin-based parents speak publicly for the first time about the tragic incident.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, Ireland, Dublin, Valerie Place, somalia, conflict, famine, Africa

Timeline of a disaster: The first day of crisis response

Jason Kennedy | 14 August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three years ago, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Gorkha district, west of the capital city of Kathmandu. We speak to Concern’s Head of Emergency Operations, Ros O’Sullivan, about preparing to lead the deployment to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and his first day on the ground.

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Topics: world humanitarian day, humanitarian crisis, Nepal earthquake, Nepal, earthquake, asian earthquake emergency, death, Aftershock, disaster, asia

Tributes pour in after passing of former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran

Jason Kennedy | 13 August 2018 | 0 Comments

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to former Concern (US) chairman Tom Moran, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 65. 

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Topics: Concern staff, Concern50, concern, Tom Moran, RIP, In Memoriam, Ireland, America

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