Irish Ambassador to Republic of Korea Aingeal O’Donoghue:  launched Concern Worldwide’s new fundraising office in South Korea

Concern Worldwide opened a fundraising office in South Korea, last Thursday, which agency chief executive Dominic MacSorley said offered an exciting o(...)

The Ebola outbreak killed some 10,000 people in three west African countries. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Aid agency Concern Worldwide has criticised Ireland for taking “excessive precautions” against the threat of Ebola arising from an outbreak of the dis(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

Young Syrian refugees   in the Faydha refugee camp, near Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley,   Lebanon. There are approximately 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

In mid-September I visited Halba in northern Lebanon, approximately 40km from the Syrian border. People there have been living in soaring temperatures(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron  meets Syrian refugee families at a tented settlement camp in the Bekaa Valley on the Lebanese-Syrian border on September 14th. Photograph: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images

The sandstorm that hit Lebanon recently smothered Beirut in swathes of choking red dust. Scarves covered people’s noses and mouths. With the air hazy (...)

Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Colm Moloney

The day is written into my mind in indelible ink. The biggest, whitest, fluffiest clouds raced across the bluest sky I had ever seen. I was in Zimbabw(...)

Gorta Self Help chairman Tom Kitt: board decided to enter formal discussions. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Two Irish development agencies, Concern Worldwide and Gorta Self Help Africa, are in formal discussions about a merger. The boards of both agencies a(...)

Tom Arnold: said the panel was dealing with issues “important for now and for the future”

Tom Arnold has been appointed to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, an independent body tasked with combating problems re(...)

David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Win Butler, lead singer with Arcade Fire, has agreed to back a new charity coffee from Haiti having been persuaded by Kerryman Conor Murphy to back the venture

Good morning, The Anglo Irish Bank saga nears an end as Tom Lyons reports that the special liquidators have less than 500 million euro of loans(...)