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#Foreign aid

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donated €51 million in record-breaking year for Concern Humanitarian Crisis

Ireland donated €51 million in record-breaking year for Concern

Concern says it helped 22.6 million people in 27 of the world’s poorest countries in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities Foreign Aid

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

From TheJournal.ie €3 million in State funding for Goal withheld as investigation into charity's Syrian finances continues Foreign Aid

€3 million in State funding for Goal withheld as investigation into charity's Syrian finances continues

Two members of Goal’s Turkey staff have already been sacked in the aftermath of the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Foreign Aid

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Exclusive

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

From TheJournal.ie Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security Violent Extremism

Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security

The U2 frontman said he understands the financial stress countries are under as they debate how much aid to give.

From TheJournal.ie Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad? Foreign Aid

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

From TheJournal.ie Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine Charity

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza Foreign Aid

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Ireland has now given €10 million to Palestine since 2010,

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries One Campaign

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

From TheJournal.ie Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis Central African Republic

Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis

A high-level meeting on the crisis will take place in Brussels tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic Central African Republic

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic

With over 700,000 people displaced, Ireland is stepping in to help.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort Typhoon Haiyan

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns Foreign Aid

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns

The country donated €600,000 to the initiative between 2005 and 2011, when the decision was made to cease supporting it.

From TheJournal.ie Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990 Hunger

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990

Nineteen countries have been identified as suffering from alarming levels of hunger.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces aid funding for women and children Foreign Aid

Government announces aid funding for women and children

The foreign aid minister says the money will protect the youngest and neediest in Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

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: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget Opinion

Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget

Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.

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 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 Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs Foreign Aid

Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs

The Department provided millions of euro in aid to countries in crisis, as well as helping Irish citizens with emergencies, adoptions and weddings.

From TheJournal.ie US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid Human Rights

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid

“Gay rights are human rights,” says Hillary Clinton, announcing that the US will use diplomatic tools to promote LGBT rights.

From TheJournal.ie Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure 2012Elections

Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure

The GOP members battling it out for the presidential nomination were at loggerheads last night about foreign policy, foreign aid and whether waterboarding is a form of torture.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey quake death toll rises to 534 Death Toll

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534

Meanwhile, rain and snow has caused further difficulties for survivors and rescue teams.

From TheJournal.ie Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch Budget11

Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch

Salary caps for civil servant salaries and an axe taken to Government’s personal pockets announced.