Minister for Development Joe Costello said Ireland continued to deliver substantial overseas assistance during difficult financial times in part because of “strong legacy reasons going back to the famine”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The total amount of money given by Ireland in overseas development assistance increased last year in monetary terms from €628.9 million in 2012 to €63(...)

India: recent graduate Kate Doyle at Betberia School in Kolkata
Voluntary exits

The Irish have a long history of working in the developing world. At the annual Irish Aid volunteering fair, in Dublin today, 23 organisations will be(...)

Emma Jane Geraghty of the Liberian Solidarity Group and Ifrah Ahmed, campaigner on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation at yesterday’s  Africa-Ireland Economic Conference at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland must move away from a donor-recipient relationship with Africa towards one of partnership and collaboration, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign(...)

HIV sufferer Felismina Pedro Wmbi Maholela and her 10-year-old daughter Madalena being treated at the busy Polana Canico clinic in Maputo, Mozambique. Photograph:  Sarah Stack/PA Wire

A grandmother with HIV has revealed how she is living a normal healthy life as a direct result of money from Irish taxpayers. Zadia (...)