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Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland.  We were set up in 1973 by the Bishops of Ireland to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of the world's poorest people. www.trocaire.ie

Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021 – This Lent is different

The annual Trócaire Lenten appeal has been running for nearly 50 years and while this Lent is different the call to charity remains

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Lent 2021 Parish Talk – Caoimhe de Barra, Trócaire CEO

Caoimhe de Barra shares her reflections on the 2021 Trócaire Lenten appeal which highlights the impact of conflict on people’s lives in South Sudan

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Season of Creation 2019 – Jane Mellett

“I think we all need to pray that our world leaders are courageous enough to make this happen” Jane Mellett discusses the call for climate action at the UN

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Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2018

Colm Hogan, Julie Kavanagh and Siobhan Tighe discuss their recent visit to Matome, Sierra Leone where families are recovering from a devastating mudslide.

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Trócaire Romero Family Award

Hannah Evans from Trócaire explains how this award helps families learn about the lives of other families around the world ahead of WMOF2018.

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Oscar Romero – the making of a saint

Learn about the saintly virtues of Oscar Romero, his enduring homilies and his heroic defence of the poor along with the progress of the cause for his canonisation. 

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Oscar Romero Animation

A short animation explaining the life, martyrdom and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust.

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Oscar Romero Garden – St Patrick’s College Maynooth

Address by Sally O’Neill at the opening of this lasting tribute to Blessed Oscar Romero martyred in El Salvador  in 1980

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The Lent story 2017 – Trócaire

The family pictured on this year’s Trócaire box are from a village in Honduras that faces regular flooding from storms and rising sea levels.

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Trócaire – Bishops visit to Zimbabwe Nov 2016

Bishop Denis Nulty (Kildare & Leighlin Diocese) gives us a first-hand account of his recent visit to various Trocaire projects in Zimbabwe.

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The Burning Question – Trócaire

This half hour documentary features climate change activists in Malawi and Malawian farmers affected by the food crisis and some of the leaders of the fossil fuel divestment movement.

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Migration – the moral challenge of our time

Peter Sutherland delivered the 2016 Trócaire Lecture titled ‘Migration – the moral challenge of our time’ in Maynooth on 19th May 2016.

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Vote for Justice in 2016

Emmet Sheerin discusses the ‘Vote Joseph Bloggs’ video that Trocaire has released to help highlight climate justice as an election issue.

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Trócaire on progress of COP21

Lorna Gold from Trocaire​ reviews the progress to date of the UN summit in Paris which is seeking a New Global Climate Agreement – including a review of the Irish contribution.

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Trocaire on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Eamon Meehan and Lorna Gold recently discuss the new development agenda of the UN that is intended to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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A Guide to Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Trócaire

In this Trocaire film produced by iCatholic, pilgrims to the Holy Land are encouraged to connect with the ‘living stones’ and the work of peace building.

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Study Guide to Laudato Si – Eamon Meehan

Address by Eamon Meehan, Director of Trócaire at launch of a Study Guide to the recent encyclical by Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

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Amy Colgan @ Climate Justice Conference

Amy Colgan speaking at the recent ‘Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice from Evidence to Action’ conference in Maynooth.

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Gaza – One Year On

This Trócaire video highlights the lack of accountability for the loss of life, including hundreds of children, in Gaza last year and the struggle to rebuild.

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Climate Justice Conference 2015 – Recap Day One

Sean Farrell from Trocaire gives a recap of the first day at the recent Climate Justice Conference held in Maynooth.

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Climate Justice Conference – Mary Robinson

Keynote address by Mary Robinson at the recent ‘Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action’ conference.

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Have you ever broken a promise?

A Trócaire video highlighting the fact that Ireland broke its promise to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid.

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Trócaire Nepal Earthquake relief update

Conor O’Loughlin of Trócaire reports from a district in Nepal where 80% of houses are damaged or destroyed. Trócaire is aiming to reach 175,000 people with support.

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Blessed Oscar Romero – The Trócaire Connection

Sally O’Neill recalls her encounters with Archbishop Romero and how Trócaire helped fund his work for justice and his famous radio broadcasting.

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