Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Small countries are not small-minded
St Patrick’s Day is a time to reflect upon, and be proud of, our role and achievements in working with those less fortunate than ourselves. It is a role that small countries like Ireland play a big part in.
Something we do well
Ireland proves small countries are not necessarily small-minded. Our moral and practical support for people in the poorest circumstances is part of our DNA. It gives us a unique perspective on the world. Ireland and its aid agencies play a leading international role in combating hunger and in responding to emergencies and natural disasters across the world.
Millions of Euro
The most recent example of this has been the response to Haiti. The Irish public has donated and fundraised in hugely imaginative and inspiring ways, giving over €21 million to date. €8 million of it was given to Concern’s own appeal. The government has also been very quick with its response.
While Ireland’s reaction to Haiti is proof of our concern for others, we must not forget the one billion people in the developing world who are going to bed hungry and living in extreme poverty. It is, quite simply, unacceptable. Concern is working daily to eradicate this dire reality and we take this opportunity to thank the Irish people for their ongoing generosity and support.