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A report by USAid, confirms that it has decided not to suspend or disbar Goal from American funding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A US government investigation into alleged fraud at the aid agency Goal included an examination of claims involving members of its senior management t(...)

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 with children in Syria: he has stepped down as CEO of Goal which is one of a number of aid agencies being investigated by the US Office of Inspector General. Photograph: courtesy of Goal

It started with a single lorry. In it were Goal field workers, bringing their first supplies to Harem town, in Idlib province in north Syria. Winter w(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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(...)