Despite the economic doom and gloom in Ireland, the general public has donated $29 million to victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Dochas, who represent all of Ireland's overseas charity organizations, estimate that the figure has well exceeded $29million.
"The horrific events in Haiti and Chile have not gone unnoticed in Ireland. Despite recent calls that charity supposedly begins - and ends - at home, the people of Ireland have once again shown tremendous generosity in the face of human suffering,” said Dochas Director Hans Zomer.
“In the weeks since the 12 January earthquake, the Irish public have donated over €21 ($29) million to aid agencies working in Haiti. In addition, the Government has made some €3 million available to programs to help the people affected by this enormous disaster”.