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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: education, Ireland

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

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, Ireland, Dublin, Women of Concern, EY, Shelbourne Hotel, Microsoft

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: floods, Nepal, Nepal earthquake, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Twitter, 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: famine, Africa, somalia, conflict, world humanitarian day, Ireland, Valerie Place, Dublin

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, Concern staff, Concern50, Ireland, America, Tom Moran, RIP, In Memoriam

In this age of brute militarisation diplomacy may not be dead but it needs revitalised leadership

Dominic MacSorley | 20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a major conference next week on the future of Syria, Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley says Ireland's society, energy and history could help influence necessary change.

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Topics: lebanon, conflict, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Ireland, peace, politics

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