Tag Archives: Trocaire

Chatham street, Dublin 2

Garry Walsh writes:

Today, marks the 4 year anniversary of the murder of Honduran environmentalist and human rights defender, Berta Caceres.

Berta was killed for standing up against big business in Honduras to protect her people’s environmental and human rights..

Trócaire asked mural artist Emmalene Blake (ESTR) to create a stunning mural in Dublin city centre to commemorate the anniversary of Berta’s death. This 1 minute video (above) shows the making of the mural.


Previously: Out Of Time


This morning.

At the Mansion House in Dublin.

Social Justice Ireland and Trócaire hosted a European Election hustings with several of the Dublin candidates.

The candidates taking part included Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews, Sinn Féin MEP Lynne Boylan, Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly, Labour’s Alex White, Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe, Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald, Mark Durkan, running for Fine Gael, Gary Gannon, of Social Democrats, Independent Senator Alice Mary Higgins and Éilis Ryan, of the Workers’ Party.

How’d it go?

Social Justice Ireland

Pic: Alex White


Use a box cutter and Sellotape.

And leave a few coins in the box

‘Shrapnel’-hungry tykes at Tubberclare National School, Glasson, Co Athlone take apart their first Trócaire box, a Lenten tradition passed through the generations.

Remember, God sees everything.

From top: Anna O’Shea: Anna and Kirstin So; Chloe O’Connor


(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)



For the day that’s in it.

Graeme Kelly writes:

Remember man that thou are Durst…


Promoting the Trocaire ‘Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence’ photographic exhibition at the Gallery of Photography , Temple Bar, Dublin [until June 29].

E Rice writes:

“Former Israeli soldier Yehuda Shaul takes to the streets of Temple Bar to see how the locals respond to IDF [Israeli Defence Forces] tactics.”


Gallery of Photography


Heavy Load by Padraig Power, age 11, from Tipperary.

Meadhb Smith writes:

“Padraig was the winner of the primary senior category of the Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry competition 2013. His poem compares a school child’s struggle to carry a school bag with the struggle of a girl in Africa to carry a heavy load of water. We posted the poem [link below] as part of our Lenten campaign/Trocaire box, which this year is about the global water crisis.”


Trocaire (Facebook)

He’s been robbed four time already today.

Cian Murphy, of Our Lady Queen of Apostles National School, Clondalkin, Dublin, launching a national competition for primary schools to design next year’s Trocaire box. As the aid agency’s annual Lenten campaign began, Trocaire is seeking a school to design the box for its 40th anniversary in 2013.


(Mark Stedman/Photocall ireland)