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#Foreign aid

# foreign-aid - Friday 27 September, 2019

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

Trump has accused the whistleblower of “treason”.

# foreign-aid - Monday 29 May, 2017

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.

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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.

# foreign-aid - Monday 8 August, 2016

€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.

# foreign-aid - Friday 29 April, 2016

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.

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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.

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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.

# foreign-aid - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

# foreign-aid - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ireland is going to give €2.5 million extra to Gaza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minister of State Joe Costello told 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

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

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?

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 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?

# foreign-aid - Friday 30 December, 2011

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.

# foreign-aid - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# foreign-aid - Sunday 13 November, 2011

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.

# foreign-aid - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534

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

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