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Are Irish tax policies harming human rights at home and abroad? Christian Aid

12 February 2015 - Are Irish tax policies harming human rights at home and abroad? Christian Aid

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Systematic human rights abuses in Colombia - Irish Government should reject plans to sign Free Trade EU-Colombia Agreement

28 January 2015 - Irish organisations call on Irish Government to make good on their stated commitment to international human rights and reject the EU Free Trade agreement with Colombia due to systematic human rights abuses in the country.

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Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti begins to rise from the ruins

Brown and bare forest in Haiti

12 January 2015 - Five years ago today I was sitting at my desk in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, having a Skype conversation with my colleague in Jamaica. It was a day like any other.

Haiti five years on

EU bank ordered to reveal what it knows about Glencore tax allegations

10 December 2014 - The EU’s own bank has been ordered to reveal what it knows about alleged tax evasion by a mining company controlled by commodities giant Glencore.

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Christian Aid warning about NI corporation tax

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid today sounded a note of caution in response to proposals to reduce the rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland.

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Christian Aid praises move to end ‘Double Irish’ as land mark moment for tax justice

14 October 2014 - Christian Aid today praised the Irish government’s decision to phase out of the ‘Double Irish’ tax avoidance scheme as a landmark moment in the fight for tax justice. It warned, however, that plans by the government to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’ tax allowance would be a retrograde step.

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Michael Noonan urged to stop European Bank's 'extraordinary' slide towards secrecy.

11 September 2014 - Campaigners are urging Michael Noonan to help halt a dangerous slide towards secrecy at a giant bank of which Ireland is a part owner.

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Gaza conflict costs agriculture and fisheries sectors more than $100 million

27 August 2014 - Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million, resulting in more than 8,700 families losing their means of income.

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End the horror in Iraq

8 August 2014 - Christian Aid is horrified by the terrifying situation in northern Iraq where hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in fear of their lives in the last few days due to the advance of IS (Islamic State) forces.

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Christian Aid scales up emergency response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid has scaled up its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to target 3.8 million people across the country with potentially life-saving advice on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

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Gaza ceasefire: chance to reach out to a population at breaking point

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s partners in Gaza are using the 72-hour ceasefire to reach some of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict with life saving medicine, food and clean water.

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Christian Aid statement on Gaza: Impunity must end

Men queuing behind bars

30 July 2014 - Christian Aid has been working with the poorest people in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory since the early 1950s, when we provided help to Palestinian refugees.

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Christian Aid launches Iraq crisis appeal

16 June 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to enable its partner organisations in northern Iraq to step up relief operations to help the thousands who have fled in the face of an offensive by insurgents in recent days.

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South Sudan crisis spilling over into regional emergency, warns Christian Aid

12 June 2014 - More than 350,000 refugees from the fighting in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia in coming months, warns Christian Aid.

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Colombia: Peace talks must remain a priority

12 June 2014 - With the final round of the presidential elections due in Colombia, Christian Aid urges that peace talks between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels remain a priority.

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Glencore must end secrecy around its finances, says Christian Aid

16 May 2014 - Commodities giant GlencoreXstrata must open up its finances to public scrutiny to help reassure investors, governments and citizens about its international tax affairs, Christian Aid urges today.

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Christian Aid calls for safe return of Nigerian school girls

13 May 2014 - Christian Aid Ireland is supporting its team in Nigeria in its call for the release of the schoolgirls still being held by Boko Haram.

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Christian Aid welcomes Government move to analyse Irish tax policy

29 April 2014 - Christian Aid welcomes Government move to analyse Irish tax policy for possible impacts on developing countries.

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Pharmaceutical giant Shire quizzed over tax at Dublin AGM

29 April 2014 - The Irish based pharmaceutical company Shire will today (April 29th) face questions on tax avoidance from shareholders at its AGM in Dublin on Tuesday as part of a project by responsible investment campaign ShareAction and Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid praises role of Environment Committee in Developing Climate Bill, but criticises absence of key issues

23 April 2014 - Christian Aid praises role of Environment Committee in Developing Climate Bill, but criticises absence of key issues.

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Welcome for new EU move against tax evasion, money laundering & corruption

20 February 2014 - A major crime-fighting proposal which today won the backing of the European Parliament should embolden the government to declare their support for the initiative, says Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid criticises weak EC emissions target and calls on Ireland to play its part

22 January 2014 - Christian Aid criticises weak EC emissions target and calls on Ireland to play its part.

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‘Russian Dolls’ call on the government to reveal the real owners of phantom companies

20 January 2014 - Christian Aid, Transparency Ireland and Debt and Development Coalition have called on the Government to support moves in the European Union to strip away the secrecy that hides the true owners of companies.

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New report urges Irish government to prioritise issue of sexual violence in Colombia peace process

3 December 2013 - The rape, torture and sexual violence against women is the hidden reality for women in the ongoing Colombian conflict, a new report launched in Dublin shows. The report, ‘Colombia: Women, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process’, which is being launched by Christian Aid and Trocaire on behalf of ABColombia, urges the Irish government to take action.

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IPCC report a stark warning of the need for global climate action

27 September 2013 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released today is a stark warning of the need for urgent global action to avert devastating global warming, said Christian Aid today.

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Climate change already happening - world must heed new IPCC climate warnings says Christian Aid

23 September 2013 - Christian Aid is urging governments to heed the warnings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which publishes its new report on the state of the world’s climate on Friday 27 September.

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G20 makes good progress on tax but only for rich countries, says Christian Aid

6 September 2013 - G20 leaders’ decisions on tax and financial transparency are welcome but they do little or nothing for poor countries, which currently lose some $160 billion a year to tax dodging by multinationals, says Christian Aid.

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Land grabs robbing the world's poor

4 June 2013: The modern day rush for land has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, human rights activists warn. Their homes, jobs and livelihoods are taken from them - often violently and with the collusion of the military or paramilitary groups.

Land grabbing

Irish Presidency urged to hold firm on Landmark EU banking rules

March 1 2013 - Agreement reached in Brussels this week to force banks to reveal more about their finances is a huge step towards getting companies to pay their taxes – although the new rules should be extended to other industries, according to Christian Aid.

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