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#Irish Aid

# irish-aid - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Meet the 23-year-old woman clearing mines from a war she doesn't remember

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – which Ireland played a crucial part in – has been an extraordinary success.

# irish-aid - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Ireland to give more money towards Yemen crisis as Irish aid set to jump next year

The Taoiseach says the time has come for Ireland to start increasing our spending on international development again.

# irish-aid - Monday 3 July, 2017

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

# irish-aid - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Ireland pledges €2 million to 'forgotten humanitarian crisis' in Yemen

Almost 19 million Yemenis require humanitarian support, said Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# irish-aid - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Charity boss praises Ireland's response to Haiti disaster, while calling world response a 'disgrace'

“This is a country that we have access to. There is no war, no bombs dropping and no excuses. The appeal must be met.”

# irish-aid - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

# irish-aid - Monday 29 August, 2016

Ireland has given over half a billion in international aid over the past year

A total of €647.51 million was allocated to international development causes in 2015.

# irish-aid - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# irish-aid - Friday 1 May, 2015

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# irish-aid - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Finding out about volunteering overseas just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to a new hashtag

The Irish Aid volunteering fair is on in Dublin Castle today.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# irish-aid - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Irish people have no idea how much we spend on foreign aid

A new Ipsos MRBI poll also found that Irish people are mostly in favour of overseas aid, even in an economic downturn.

# irish-aid - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history

The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

# irish-aid - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Ireland gave more than €637m in overseas aid last year

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello said Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# irish-aid - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines

The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.

# irish-aid - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages? Aftermath This post contains images

Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages?

Shoreline communities in countries like India were the hardest hit in 2004′s devastating tsunami. But thanks to Irish assistance, almost 40,000 people in desperate need were helped.

# irish-aid - Thursday 6 March, 2014

‘Not appropriate’ to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# irish-aid - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The numbers that show how UNICEF helps the world's poorest children

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. How far have we come?

# irish-aid - Monday 27 January, 2014

Irish aid with strings attached: Should Ireland help countries that deny gay rights?

Conditional aid in return for human rights improvements – is this to be the future of development aid?

# irish-aid - Friday 20 December, 2013

Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists

The first ever eye specialists have recently graduated from university in Mozambique thanks to the assistance of students from DIT.

# irish-aid - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# irish-aid - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# irish-aid - Saturday 16 November, 2013

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

# irish-aid - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

# irish-aid - Monday 11 November, 2013

National state of calamity in Philippines as Irish aid agencies call for support

The declaration allows the government to impose price controls and quickly release emergency funds with looting now a problem.

# irish-aid - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment

For a sixth year in a row, funding for Irish Aid was cut bringing it down to €602 million.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ireland gives 4,500 blankets, 150 tents and 2,100 mosquito nets to Niger

About 8,500 families have been displaced because of recent flooding.

# irish-aid - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report

Two reports released today detail the scale of work by Irish volunteers overseas and suggest public support is still strong for such activities.

# irish-aid - Friday 16 August, 2013

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali

The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.

# irish-aid - Monday 15 July, 2013

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.

# irish-aid - Saturday 25 May, 2013

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.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The Irish government is giving €2.5m for the humanitarian crisis in Mali

The money is part of a €520 million aid package from the EU to help Mali rebuild its country following a war with Islamist militants earlier this year.

# irish-aid - Monday 8 April, 2013

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Today’s additional contribution brings Ireland’s total response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria to €8.15 million.

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