Better Stories in Ireland

When it has come to alleviating the impact of COVID-19 policies on inequalities, civil society organisations – NGOs, local governments, or citizens – have developed many initiatives, many “Better Stories”. RESISTIRÉ’s team of national researchers has collected and highlighted a set of particularly relevant initiatives in 31 European countries. Find out what has been developed in Ireland!

selected Better stories

In this section you will find more in-depth information on the most inspiring civil society initiatives, selected in each country by our national researchers.

The transformative power of collective action and compassion

The transformative power of collective action and compassion

CRiTiCALL was developed by the Dublin City Volunteer Centre, in collaboration with other organizations, in response to reports of increasing incidents of domestic violence during the COVID-19 restrictions. It originated from ‘Operation Faoisimh/#Still here,’ spearheaded by the Irish police force. The initiative is underpinned by the principle of prioritising domestic violence survivors and individuals vulnerable to domestic abuse.

Other better stories of Policy responses

Learn more about the policy responses developed by Ireland to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These policy responses have been researched and selected by our team of national experts in each country. 

other better stories of societal responses 

Read more about the initiatives developed in Europe by stakeholders such as NGOs, local governments, or citizens to alleviate COVID-19’s impacts. These initiatives have been collected and highlighted as particularly relevant by our team of national researchers in each country.