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From TheJournal.ie Primark pledges further funds for victims of Bangladesh factory collapse Bangladesh

Primark pledges further funds for victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

The company was critical of other brands that were being supplied by the company that failed to attend a meeting in Geneva yesterday to discuss long-term compensation.

From TheJournal.ie Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders Courts

Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders

The call has come from a Galway Joint Policing Committee and has been put to the Minister for Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Two "shocked and traumatised" men rescued after boat capsizes Boat

Two "shocked and traumatised" men rescued after boat capsizes

The two men were resuced after their boat collapsed near a pier in Courtmacsherry.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong" Aid

Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong"

A new poll says that even in a downturn, three in four people want Ireland to deliver on its aid promises.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Today's countries in need are tomorrow's trading partners Opinion

Column: Today's countries in need are tomorrow's trading partners

Ending global poverty means changing the way we view overseas aid and development – which is why the public have been invited to share ideas about Ireland’s contribution to the world stage, writes Joe Costello TD.

From TheJournal.ie Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty Opinion

Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty

Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL, writes from Juba, South Sudan which is “badly neglected… but a model of modernity in comparison to the rest of South Sudan”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan Sudan

Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan

This emergency assistance brings our total support to the region to almost €5.5 million this year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring Read Me

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring

Yes, Africa faces huge challenges, but it is also making remarkable progress and Ireland played its part in that, writes TD Joe Costello.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland spend more on overseas development funding? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland spend more on overseas development funding?

Current spending does not meet UN targets but should we be spending 0.7 per cent of GNP on overseas development funding when we are in a bailout?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target Aid Funding

Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target

Ireland gave 0.47 per cent of its GDP in development assistance in 2012, well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon' Crisis

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie US doubles aid to Syrian rebels, who want more Syria

US doubles aid to Syrian rebels, who want more

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new package of assistance, saying it will provide an additional $123 million in aid.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air Opinion

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air

As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.

From TheJournal.ie Irish organisation's evolving approach to overseas aid Aidlink

Irish organisation's evolving approach to overseas aid

Aidlink was set up in 1982, and since the lat 1990s has undergone a number of major changes – including immersing students in Ghanian life.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs Irish Aid

Ireland "must strengthen promise on aid commitments" - NGOs

Aid from Ireland fell by 5.8 per cent in 2012, according to the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

From TheJournal.ie 9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years Aid

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years

From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo Humanitarian Aid

Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo

Seven million people have died as a result of war in DR Congo since 1998 – making it the one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II, said the Minister for Trade and Development.

The Goat Who Can Never Find Anything in his Size Pic of the Day

“Do you have this in a size 8?”

From TheJournal.ie US pledges $60 million in aid to Syrian opposition Syria

US pledges $60 million in aid to Syrian opposition

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that president Bashar al-Assad was “out of time and must be out of power.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house?

It was once in almost every household in Ireland over Lent – on the charity’s 40th anniversary, we ask: Is the Trócaire box something you still use?

From TheJournal.ie A further €4.7 million in Irish Aid pledged for humanitarian crisis in Syria Aid

A further €4.7 million in Irish Aid pledged for humanitarian crisis in Syria

The additional Irish Aid funding will go towards to delivering vital assistance – including food, water, sanitation and medical supplies – to more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today Bill Gates

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today

They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year Irish Aid

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year

The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions Read Me

My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions

Merry Christmas from Maban, South Sudan, where Niamh Fleming-Farrell sends dispatches from the frontline of aid workers there.

From TheJournal.ie Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support DRC

Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support

The UK is to withhold million in aid over concerns that Rwanda is supporting of rebels country, which is in the midst of an increasingly violent conflict.

From TheJournal.ie 'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report Aid Fraud

'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report

The misappropriation of €4 million Irish aid in Uganda was supported by a ‘sophisticated and elaborate’ scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Aid says misappropriation of funds will 'not happen again' - Crowe Irish Aid

Irish Aid says misappropriation of funds will 'not happen again' - Crowe

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs said today’s assurance that the money will be fully returned to the Irish Government is to be welcomed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined Irish Aid

Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined

A delegation from the Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Should we turn off the tap of Irish aid to other countries? Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Should we turn off the tap of Irish aid to other countries?

So €4m in Irish aid may have been misappropriated in Uganda. Can we afford to keep giving – or can we afford to stop?

From TheJournal.ie Public Accounts Committee member wants probe into Irish overseas aid Investigation

Public Accounts Committee member wants probe into Irish overseas aid

Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has called for the powerful Dáil committee to investigate Irish overseas aid following the misappropriation of millions of euro sent to Uganda.

From TheJournal.ie Ugandan prime minister: 'I didn't receive misappropriated Irish money' Irish Aid

Ugandan prime minister: 'I didn't receive misappropriated Irish money'

Amama Mbabazi says while some Irish funds were “fraudulently paid to private accounts”, some was used for its intended aims.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland distribute foreign aid while it is in a bailout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland distribute foreign aid while it is in a bailout?

With the government suspending aid to Uganda yesterday, we’re asking should Ireland be distributing foreign aid while still under the terms of a bailout?

From TheJournal.ie Irish Aid: Tánaiste "absolutely disgusted" after alleged Uganda aid fraud Uganda

Irish Aid: Tánaiste "absolutely disgusted" after alleged Uganda aid fraud

It is believed that around €4 million of Irish aid money may have been misappropriated by the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone

During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 79 Irish politicians sign statement supporting Gaza blockade ship Gaza

79 Irish politicians sign statement supporting Gaza blockade ship

The SV Estelle sailed several weeks ago from Sweden and is expected to arrive in the port of Gaza in early to mid October.

From TheJournal.ie Russia expels US aid agency for 'meddling in politics' Russia

Russia expels US aid agency for 'meddling in politics'

Russia’s foreign ministry has claimed that USAid had attempted to “influence political processes through its grants”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Embarrassing bowel problem? We’d really rather not hear about it Opinion

Column: Embarrassing bowel problem? We’d really rather not hear about it

The media shapes our picture of global health threats, writes Glendora Meikle – and the unglamorous, smelly, downright deadly conditions are too often left out.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence" Syria This post contains images

Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"

Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development, relates the dire tales of massacre and suffering told to him by Syrian refugees when he visited them in Jordan this week.

From TheJournal.ie 35 tonnes of Irish aid flown to Niger after floods Niger

35 tonnes of Irish aid flown to Niger after floods

Severe floods struck the regions of Tillaberi and Dosso earlier this month, following on the heels of a food crisis and refugee crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid" Kenya This post contains images

Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid"

What is it like founding an organisation that offers trade without aid in Kenya? Corkonian James Hennessy, who founded Development Pamoja, tells us.