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#Irish Aid

# irish-aid - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
# Palestine
# Palestine

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip

May 19th 2021, 10:35 PM 19,181 Views 26 Comments

At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

# irish-aid - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak
# Opinion
# Opinion

GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak

Apr 7th 2020, 7:00 PM 12,166 Views 3 Comments

Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.

# irish-aid - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

Jun 9th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,214 Views 33 Comments

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# irish-aid - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
# Rapid Response
# Rapid Response

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,857 Views 0 Comments

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

# irish-aid - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 30,747 Views 23 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM 6,521 Views 52 Comments

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
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:22 PM 7,864 Views 36 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,941 Views 57 Comments

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
# Devastating War
# Devastating War

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

Jan 4th 2017, 9:26 PM 12,050 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Hurricane Matthew
# Hurricane Matthew

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

Oct 16th 2016, 6:52 PM 13,556 Views 30 Comments

“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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Oct 13th 2016, 8:17 AM 19,323 Views 0 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Aug 29th 2016, 8:32 PM 17,777 Views 93 Comments

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?)
# Beacon Of Light
# Beacon Of Light

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

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 64,811 Views 116 Comments

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
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

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

May 1st 2015, 9:18 PM 17,133 Views 7 Comments

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
# VolOps
# VolOps

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

Oct 11th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,517 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Help Wanted
# Help Wanted

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

Oct 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 5,713 Views 21 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Sep 24th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,585 Views 10 Comments

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
# Dochas
# Dochas

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 4:24 PM 10,135 Views 51 Comments

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
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

Jul 15th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,362 Views 14 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:23 PM 8,666 Views 72 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

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

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 24 Views 18 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

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

Mar 20th 2014, 8:03 AM 6,336 Views 82 Comments

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
# Aftermath

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

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,781 Views 5 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Mar 6th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,812 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Holy See
# Holy See

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

Mar 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 8,790 Views 39 Comments

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
# Aid Works
# Aid Works

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

Jan 30th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,567 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Tie-ins
# Tie-ins

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

Jan 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,861 Views 40 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists

Dec 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,118 Views 6 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Nov 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,884 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

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

Nov 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 15,888 Views 17 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

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

Nov 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 53,582 Views 123 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

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

Nov 14th 2013, 7:58 AM 5,815 Views 38 Comments

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
# Typhon Haiyan
# Typhon Haiyan

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

Nov 13th 2013, 2:23 PM 5,231 Views 61 Comments

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

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

Nov 13th 2013, 9:00 AM 13,887 Views 119 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,220 Views 16 Comments

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
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

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

Nov 11th 2013, 6:30 PM 7,633 Views 21 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment

Oct 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,774 Views 49 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,529 Views 16 Comments

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
# Comhlámh
# Comhlámh

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

Aug 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,750 Views 3 Comments

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
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

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

Aug 16th 2013, 12:26 PM 5,889 Views 148 Comments

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

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