Irish Aid

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney during the Government’s launch of A Better World, February 28th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A ban on the use of Irish government aid money to fund abortion services in developing countries is likely to be set aside as a consequence of the cha(...)

Trócaire, Concern and Goal have all dismissed staff members working overseas following allegations of sexual misconduct. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a dozen employees have been fired from several Irish overseas aid charities over incidents of sexual misconduct in recent years. Trócaire,(...)

Brother Clohessy was head of St Augustine’s, a school for boys with special needs in Blackrock, Co Dublin, from 1970 until 1993, when he was relocated to Malawi. Photograph: Youtube

A charity has suspended its funding to the St John of God Order for a project in Malawi following allegations of child abuse against a former school p(...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Vietnam’s 22 million work-age women spend 110 million hours a year on unpaid care work, equal to more than 13 million working days.

In AD 40, the warrior sisters Trung Trac and Trung Nhi led a host that defeated the Han Chinese dynasty trying to dominate Vietnam. Two thousand years(...)

Peter Cassells is chairman of the expert group on third-level funding, which needs ideas and fast. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

  Could third-level savings bonds be sold politically? Peter Cassells, chairman of the expert group on third-level funding, was giving(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

Seán Sherlock: he said Ireland was a committed supporter of using agricultural development to lift people out of hunger and poverty

Teagasc and Irish Aid have signed an agreement to use agricultural research and training to help developing countries.The agricultural research body a(...)

Microsoft’s Bill Gates speaks at the ‘Reach every child’ conference in Berlin. Minister of State Seán Sherlock has announced an additional €3 million in Irish Aid funding for vaccines for children dying from preventable diseases. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

The Government has announced additional €3 million in funding for vaccines for children dying from preventable diseases, raising the Irish Aid oversea(...)

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(...)

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