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(...)

A Nepalese resident sits near buildings in Kathmandu that were  severely damaged by the earthquake which occurred on Saturday morning. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

Up to 100 Irish citizens are now tought to be in the region of Nepal left devastated by an earthquake, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.An emerg(...)

“I think it would be a gross exaggeration to say that the outcome of the summit is anything like satisfactory in terms of saving lives,” said Peter Sutherland, speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The Irish special representative for international migration in the UN Peter Sutherland says EU countries are more concerned with stopping smugglers i(...)

Chief executive of Oxfam Jim Clarken said Ireland had now missed three deadlines to achieve the UN target

Ireland’s spend on overseas aid, as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) is at its lowest since 2001, figures just published by the Organisatio(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Justice confirmed the Irish Government plans to admit 100 Syrian refugees in 2015 and a further 120 in 2016, but will keep the situation under “regular review”. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The Irish State must open its doors to more than 700 Syrians in order to resettle a “fair share” of the nearly four million refugees seeking asylum(...)

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infected. But health experts and charities have warned the danger is far from over. Picture show healthcare workers prepare to go inside of the high-risk area for the first time, at the Hastings Ebola treatment unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in November. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infecte(...)

A local resident moves debris from near his damaged home after Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila, the capital city of  Vanuatu. Photograph: UNICEF Pacific/Handout via Reuters. 0:59

The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu on Sunday encountered widespread devastation and authorities declared a state of emergency after a “monster” cycl(...)

A passion for fashion: Conor Pope working in the Oxfam Ireland shop in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I’m rummaging through my first bag of the morning when I pick out a bra so big you could use it as a parachute. I put this somewhat unconventional (...)

Wasteland: Palestinian boys play on the rubble of a building in Shejaia. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty

Rabah abu Shanab lifts the tin jug off the open fire and pours the coffee carefully into some thimble-like cups. The rickety plastic table wobbles (...)

UK shadow chancellor Ed Balls: “Why, in the five years since this government was first given information about how HSBC helped people evade tax, has there only been one prosecution out of 1,100 individuals identified?”

Oxfam Ireland is urging European leaders to make tax more transparent after the revelation that the HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers(...)