Colm Brophy

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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Housing  Darragh O’Brien and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan   at Government Buildings

When Leo Varadkar was appointing his Ministers at the start of this Government’s term, he had a simple message for them: everyone knows there’s going (...)

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora Colm Brophy: “I want to commend the Ukrainian diaspora who have reached out to provide humanitarian assistance and shelter to their fellow countrymen and women and to reiterate the full support of the Irish people at home and abroad for their efforts.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Diasporas have the potential to “do so much more” if the “right conditions are put in place to make that possible”, Minister of State for Overseas Dev(...)

  Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris had been due to travel  to France for St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers were forced to abandon their St Patrick’s Day travel plans after testing positive for Covid-19. The Ministers, all of whom(...)

Working on a farm  in Senegal where farming practices have been adapted to take climate change into account. Photograph: Photograph: Seyllou/AFP

A new fund offering grants of up to €300,000 to Irish companies, NGOs and researchers working on climate issues in developing countries has been annou(...)

An event in July 2020 went ahead about a month after the night of the UN vote when then secretary general Niall Burgess tweeted a selfie showing staff gathered together indoors with sparkling wine.

Officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs raised concerns about plans to hold a garden party at its Iveagh House headquarters to mark Ireland win(...)

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is being held in a facility in Entebbe, and his lawyer says there is evidence he has been tortured.

Award-winning Ugandan writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija remains incommunicado a week after he was detained for insulting the Ugandan president and his so(...)

The Taiwanese flag. There is definitely one way of standing up to China that will make Beijing take notice – we can seek closer relations with Taiwan.  Photograph: Getty Images

It’s easy to sneer at the Seanad. Most people don’t have a vote in its elections. Large parts of it are pretty much a rotten borough. It has been a co(...)

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul grew up ‘as a half-Navajo half-Irish girl’

“For the first time in my lifetime my two cultures were intertwined in the most beautiful way ... I was so proud to be Navajo and so proud to be Irish(...)

People who have just been vaccinated at a Covid-19 mass vaccination centre run by the Nigerian government in Abuja earlier this month. Photograph: Kola Sulaimon / AFP via Getty Images

A consignment of 500,000 Covid-19 vaccines donated by Ireland arrived in Nigeria on Monday. It is the state’s second significant overseas vaccine dona(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a child at a UN school at al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza city. File photograph: Mahmoud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland has pledged €2million in additional support for a UN agency that supports the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees. Minister(...)

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