Ireland has a long and proud history of standing in solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable people across the globe, and the quality of its international development assistance is respected globally.
Founded from the belief that every human being is fundamentally equal, Dóchas is the uniting voice for organisations urging Ireland to be a world leader in efforts to bring about global justice. Dóchas works to protect and support the most vulnerable in society.
Comprised of 46 full members and 11 associate members, Dóchas plays a unique role in safeguarding Ireland’s reputation of punching above its weight due to its long-standing commitment to global development.
In this section you will find out about the make up of the Dóchas Board and secretariat, how we are funded and how we are governed. Here you will also find a brief history of Dóchas.