Hannah Corby, Gary Fitzpatrick and Helena O’Donnell from Oxfam Ireland call on Enda Kenny to book his flight for UN talks in Ethiopia on financing development next month. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

A petition signed by 3,520 people from across the State has been sent to Leinster House calling on the Taoiseach to attend the UN’s Financing for Deve(...)

“If guaranteed independence is good enough for advice on the fiscal budget why not for climate policy?”

Opposition TDs are seeking to have four State-backed agencies removed from a new expert group on climate change in a bid to preserve its independenc(...)

Scavengers carry recyclable materials at the Dandora dumping site in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The Irish State has pledged nearly €2 million to fight climate change in some of the world’s poorest countries to mark United Nations World Environmen(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

Life Style Sports at 57/58 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Two recently amalgamated shops which now serve as a flagship store for Life Style Sports at 57/58 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, seem likely to be bought (...)

Malnourished children receive treatment at the Leer Hospital, South Sudan. NGO’s say a proposed law to regulate aid ‘could cost lives’. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agencies working in South Sudan have warned that a new Bill introduced by the country’s parliament could prevent charities from providing basic(...)

The membership of the Expert Advisory Council undermines its independence, a report from  Client Earth has found.

The Government’s climate change legislation will fail to achieve its goals unless major weaknesses in the Bill are addressed, a report by an(...)

An aid delivery near Dolakha. “The figure that 80 per cent of houses have been damaged sounds right,” said Dualta Roughneen of Plan Ireland. Photograph: Dualta Roughneen 1:23

Irish aid workers helping with relief efforts in Nepal following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on April 25th say food and shelt(...)

Thousands of residents take shelter in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands of people homel(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)