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#Foreign aid

# foreign-aid - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget
# Baroness Sugg
# Baroness Sugg

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget

Nov 25th 2020, 5:54 PM 24,869 Views 21 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Friday 27 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 27th 2019, 7:08 AM 33,914 Views 136 Comments

Trump has accused the whistleblower of “treason”.

# foreign-aid - Monday 29 May, 2017

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

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

May 29th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,323 Views 29 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 13th 2016, 7:45 PM 7,596 Views 18 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Monday 8 August, 2016

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

€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.

# foreign-aid - Friday 29 April, 2016

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria

Apr 29th 2016, 1:10 PM 54,139 Views 0 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security
# Violent Extremism
# Violent Extremism

Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security

Apr 12th 2016, 10:52 PM 15,006 Views 81 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

Jan 13th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,057 Views 56 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

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

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,159 Views 69 Comments

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

# foreign-aid - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

Oct 11th 2014, 9:41 AM 5,349 Views 45 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries
# One Campaign
# One Campaign

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

Oct 6th 2014, 6:33 PM 7,798 Views 58 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

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.

# foreign-aid - Friday 27 December, 2013

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

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic

Dec 27th 2013, 2:04 PM 7,647 Views 93 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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

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.

# foreign-aid - Friday 8 November, 2013

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

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.

# foreign-aid - Monday 14 October, 2013

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

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.

# foreign-aid - Monday 23 September, 2013

Government announces aid funding for women and children
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

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.

# foreign-aid - Sunday 11 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,368 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.

# foreign-aid - Monday 8 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 8th 2013, 6:02 PM 4,675 Views 51 Comments

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

# foreign-aid - Monday 4 February, 2013

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

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.

# foreign-aid - Saturday 3 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 509 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?

# foreign-aid - Friday 26 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 26th 2012, 10:01 AM 14,735 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?

# foreign-aid - Friday 30 December, 2011

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

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.

# foreign-aid - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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.

# foreign-aid - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure
# 2012Elections
# 2012Elections

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.

# foreign-aid - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

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.

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch
# Budget11
# Budget11

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

Dec 7th 2010, 4:46 PM 545 Views 0 Comments

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