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UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget
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UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget

Nov 25th 2020, 5:54 PM 24,872 Views 21 Comments

Baroness Sugg, whose brief included sustainable development, said promises should be kept in the ‘tough times as well as the good’.

'This is a cover up': White House under fire as whistleblower reported to be CIA agent
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'This is a cover up': White House under fire as whistleblower reported to be CIA agent

Sep 27th 2019, 7:08 AM 33,915 Views 136 Comments

Trump has accused the whistleblower of “treason”.

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

May 29th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,326 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Dec 13th 2016, 7:45 PM 7,599 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Aug 8th 2016, 2:01 PM 11,419 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2016, 1:10 PM 54,153 Views 0 Comments

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

Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security
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Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security

Apr 12th 2016, 10:52 PM 15,010 Views 81 Comments

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

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?
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Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

Jan 13th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,125 Views 55 Comments

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

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine
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Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,178 Views 69 Comments

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza
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Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Oct 11th 2014, 9:41 AM 5,350 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Oct 6th 2014, 6:33 PM 7,814 Views 58 Comments

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

Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis
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Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis

Jan 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 4,506 Views 13 Comments

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

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic
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Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic

Dec 27th 2013, 2:04 PM 7,649 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2013, 10:33 AM 5,188 Views 57 Comments

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.

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

Nov 8th 2013, 8:51 AM 5,221 Views 39 Comments

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

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990
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Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990

Oct 14th 2013, 2:01 PM 4,961 Views 34 Comments

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

Government announces aid funding for women and children
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Government announces aid funding for women and children

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 3,340 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,370 Views 128 Comments

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

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

Jul 8th 2013, 6:02 PM 4,676 Views 51 Comments

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

Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget
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Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget

Feb 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 8 Views 31 Comments

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.

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

Nov 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 512 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2012, 10:01 AM 14,745 Views 167 Comments

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?

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

Dec 30th 2011, 3:05 PM 1,680 Views 6 Comments

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

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid
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US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid

Dec 7th 2011, 9:29 AM 1,890 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2011, 11:18 AM 1,153 Views 56 Comments

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.

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534
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Turkey quake death toll rises to 534

Oct 27th 2011, 2:02 PM 135 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 7th 2010, 4:46 PM 546 Views 0 Comments

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