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Éamonn Meehan will retire from the organisation in October. Mr. Meehan has held a variety of roles during his 27-year career with Trócaire and has been Executive Director since 2013. Prior to that he was Deputy Director from 2002 to 2013. Éamonn (62) is just the third Executive Director in Trócaire's 45-year history, following on from Brian McKeown and Justin Kilcullen.
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Trócaire and three Syrian organisations we support, attended the 'Future of Syria' conference. The Syrian organisations met with politicians to give eyewitness accounts of life in Syria, and to push for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Ahead of the conference, 3,853 emails were sent by Trócaire supporters in the Republic and Northern Ireland, asking their TDs and MPs to do more to protect civilians in Syria.
Youth groups launch campaign to reduce plastic packaging in supermarkets. Plastic food packaging is a major cause of pollution in our world today. The manufacture and disposal of this packaging is increasing climate change at home and overseas, driving hunger and instability across the developing world.