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 Charlie Flanagan: following “an intensive process of engagement with Goal”, Irish Aid was releasing €3.92 million in development funding for Goal. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

The Government has released almost €4 million in funding to the aid agency Goal, giving an important boost to the organisation as it attempts to repai(...)

The closure of Goal’s US offices followed an investigation by the US government’s foreign aid arm, USAID, into alleged bribery and bid-rigging involving suppliers to humanitarian organisations working in Syria.

The aid agency Goal has issued a statement clarifying the circumstances surrounding the departure of a senior employee from its United States offices.(...)

Celine Fitzgerald has been appointed as general manager of Goal for a fixed one-year term. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

The next 12 months will be “critical” for Goal, the troubled charity’s chairwoman said yesterday. Anne O’Leary, speaking as new general manager Celi(...)

USAID has told Goal and other agencies to halt certain procurements using American funds pending the outcome of an inquiry. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images/Goal

The aid agency Goal is to close its offices in the United States as it attempts to contain the fallout from a US investigation into its operation in S(...)

Barry Andrews, a former Fianna Fáil minister,  took the helm at Goal in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Barry Andrews has resigned as chief executive of Goal as the aid agency reels from a US investigation into its multimillion-euro Syria operation, The (...)

A senior manager has resigned from Goal and the Government has withheld a further €7 million in funding from the aid agency. Photograph: Goalglobal.org

A senior manager has resigned from Goal and the Government has withheld a further €7 million in funding from the aid agency as the fallout continues o(...)

Daily bread: Goal maintains bakeries in Syria. Photograph: Cem Genco/Anadolu/Getty

Why is Goal in the news? It emerged this week that the Department of Foreign Affairs has held back almost €3 million in funding for Goal pending the o(...)

A Goal emergency response team at work in Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has withheld millions of euro in funding from the aid agency pending a US government inquiry. Photograph: Goalglobal.org

The Department of Foreign Affairs withheld millions of euro in funding from the aid agency Goal pending a US government inquiry into alleged fraud re(...)

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 (...)