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Goal is regarded as the leading force in rapid humanitarian response in Ireland, as seen with its work in Haiti rebuilding schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s largest aid agencies, Goal and Concern, were until recent weeks in talks about a potential merger, The Irish Times has learned. The discuss(...)

Oxfam and Goal will continue to deliver aid programmes pending the outcome of their merger discussions.

One of Ireland’s biggest charities, Goal, which has been rocked by an investigation into its spending of United States aid money in Syria, is to enter(...)

Goal general manager Celine Fitzgerald: “It’s not like there’s a queue of other agencies that can do this. There isn’t.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Goal has changed beyond recognition since it was set up by the former journalist John O’Shea in 1977, but some things have remained constant. One is i(...)

Goal general manager Celine Fitzgerald: she said the organisation needed to further reduce its cost base. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

The aid agency Goal is to seek 25 redundancies at its offices in Dublin and London as it moves to cut costs in the wake of a damaging US investigation(...)

Barry Andrews: he held a seat in the Dún Laoghaire constituency for Fianna Fáil between 2002 and 2011, when he lost out in the party’s post-bailout electoral meltdown

Fianna Fáil is eyeing up a political return for former minister and ex-Goal chief executive Barry Andrews as the party seeks to make gains in Dublin a(...)

 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(...)

Alan Farrell TD has said: ‘Anyone who suggests I was coached, counselled or cajoled [into naming two TDs] is talking through their hat.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Details of a leaked email sent by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to the Garda Commissioner earlier this year were known by a number of Dáil deputies whe(...)

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(...)

Former Goal chief executive Barry Andrews with children in Syria. Mr Andrews chose to end his four-year tenure last week. File photograph: Goal

Aid agency Goal is expected to name a new general manager to replace former chief executive Barry Andrews following a board meeting this evening. Mr (...)

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