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Minister Sherlock announces €2 million for victims of conflict in South Sudan

23/12/14

Minister Sherlock announces €2 million for victims of conflict in South Sudan and refugees in Ethiopia.

DAC peer review of Irish Aid programme launched

2/12/14

OECD DAC peer review of Irish Aid Programme launched

2014 DAC peer Review launch

2/12/14

Statement by Mr Charlie FlanaganTD at the launch of the 2014 DAC Peer Review

Government announces new funding to fight Ebola in West Africa

24/11/14

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced new funding of over €220,000 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Govt. announces €2 million in funding to help communities effect by conflict in South Sudan

4/11/14

The Government is to provide €2 million to aid agencies responding to the deepening crisis in South Sudan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced

Trade between Africa and Ireland to reach €24 billion by 2020

30/10/14

Trade between Ireland and Africa is expected to reach €24 billion by 2020, Minister Seán Sherlock told the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum in UCD’s Smurfit Graduate Business School today

Minister Sherlock announces over €1 million in additional funding to fight Ebola outbreak

3/10/14

Minister Sherlock announces over €1 million in additional funding to fight Ebola outbreak

Ireland appointed to lead UN negotiations on a new Global Development Agenda

19/10/14

Ireland appointed to lead UN negotiations over the coming year on a new global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals.

Minister Sherlock launches Online Resource for Overseas Volunteering at Irish Aid Volunteer Fair

11/10/14

Minister Sherlock launches Online Resource for Overseas Volunteering at Irish Aid Volunteer Fair - #VolOps

Minister Sherlock travels to Sierra Leone to assess response to Ebola outbreak

1/10/14

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today travelled to Sierra Leone to assess response to Ebola outbreak

Minister Sherlock opens Mozambique Eyecare Project celebration event

25/9/14

Minister Sherlock opens a ‘Celebration of Vision’ at Dublin Institute of Technology

Minisister Flanagan meets UNICEF Youth Ambassadors

17/9/14

Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland’s focus on tackling child hunger and increasing education in the developing world when he met a group of UNICEF Youth Ambassadors ahead of UNICEF Ireland’s Youth Summit in Dublin Castle on Friday 19th September.

Minister Sherlock highlights strength of NGO sector

17/9/14

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today met representatives of Ireland’s leading overseas development agencies to discuss shared priorities in our work to tackle global hunger and poverty.

Minister Sherlock announces funding and supplies to tackle Ebola

22/9/14

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., today announced €600,000 in funding to support communities battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries which have been worst affected by the epidemic.

Ireland pays tribute to aid workers on World Humanitarian Day

19/8/14

World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to recognise and commemorate the efforts of humanitarian workers around the world who face enormous risks every day to bring relief to people whose lives have been torn apart by war or natural disasters. This year’s theme is “The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes”.

Government announces funding to meet immediate life-saving needs in Northern Iraq

13/8/14

The Government today announced funding of €500,000 in emergency response to the devastating conflict and unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq, with a focus on minority groups and vulnerable women and children.

Minister Sherlock announces €1.5 million funding to fight the threat of famine in South Sudan

7/8/14

Minister of State Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced the allocation of €1.5 million to address the immediate needs of those most at risk of famine in South Sudan.

Minister Sherlock announces €120,000 additional funding to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa

6/8/14

Minister of State, Sean Sherlock, TD, expressed his increasing concern at the continued spread of Ebola in West Africa and announced additional funding to help combat the disease.

Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

3/7/14

2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

Minister Costello launches Mobile Surgical Skills Unit

10/7/14

Minister Costello launches Mobile Surgical Skills Unit to povide surgical training in hospitals across Kenya, Uganda ,Burundi,Rwanda and Tanxania

Minister Costello announces €1m to protect women and girls from violence

13/7/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announced €1 million in funding to tackle violence against women and girls during conflicts or natural disasters.

Minister Costello welcomes report praising quality of Irish Aid

24/7/14

Minister Costello welcomes report praising quality of Irish Aid

Fighting Ebola Virus in West Africa

15/7/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, announced €145,000 in funding to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Government announces €500,000 in emergency funding for Gaza

21/7/14

The Government today announced funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the devastating conflict in Gaza.

Minister Joe Costello signs Double Taxation Agreement in Botswana

11/6/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Botswana to increase two-way trade and investment.

Minister Costello calls for action at 'Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict'

12/6/14

The ’Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ takes place in London and is co-hosted by William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. At the summit, representatives from around the world are discussing how to halt the use of rape and sexual violence in conflict zones.

Ireland dispatches vital supplies to refugees from Central African Republic

13/6/14

Ireland is dispatching tents, blankets, and other vital supplies to assist refugees in Cameroon who have fled the violence in the Central African Republic.

St. Ciaran’s National School, Hartstown, Win 2014 Our World Irish Aid Award

17/6/14

St. Ciaran’s were chosen from hundreds of entries for prestigious award.

Government announces funding to GOAL for emergency assistance in Iraq

18/6/14

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, and Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, have announced €200,000 in funding to GOAL to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to vulnerable families fleeing conflict in Iraq.

Minister Joe Costello meets World Health Organisation Director General Dr Margaret Chan

26/6/14

Joe Costello TD met the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan, to discuss progress in tackling a number of global health issues including polio, malnutrition and the dangerous impact of tobacco smoking

Urgently needed supplies for displaced people in Iraq

30/6/14

Minister Joe Costello TD, has announced that Ireland will dispatch urgently-needed blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and shelter supplies to those displaced by recent violence in Iraq.

Ireland to provide €2 million in emergency assistance for South Sudan

23/5/14

Ireland will provide an additional €2 million to support life-saving work in South Sudan, where an estimated five million people are in urgent need of assistance, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD has announced.

Ireland calls for Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court

21/5/14

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, has announced that Ireland will formally request the UN Security Council to refer the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Minister Costello welcomes NGO drive for greater accountability and value for money

1/5/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today commended Non-Governmental Organisations involved in overseas development for their commitment to delivering effective programmes to assist communities in the developing world.

Ireland's commitment to strenthening relations with Sierra Leone

9/5/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD reiterated Ireland’s commitment to strengthening relations with Sierra Leone following the decision to open an Irish embassy in Freetown and the nomination of an Irish Ambassador.

Call for comprehensive EU approach to crises in South Sudan & CAR

19/5/14

Minister Joe Costello, TD, has called for the European Union to make progress on implementing a comprehensive approach to dealing with the ongoing crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014 Regional Finals

19/5/14

Some 60 primary schools from across the country have been selected from hundreds of entries to showcase their projects in four regional finals ahead of the national final of the Our World Awards in June.

Minister Costello announces funding for flood relief in the Balkans

25/5/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, has announced €50,000 in funding to support flood relief in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Thousands celebrate Africa Day in Dublin

25/5/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, and Ambassador Anas Khales of the Kingdom of Morocco, today welcomed thousands of people to a free family fun day in Farmleigh Estate in Dublin for Ireland’s seventh celebration of Africa Day.

Minister Costello: Limerick playing a key role in marking Africa Day 2014

24/5/14

Over the past week the Limerick City and County Council has organised numerous events including a writing and art competition, African drumming workshops, a keynote panel discussion entitled ‘Partners for Growth’, sports competitions, and concerts.

Ireland to send shelter supplies to the Balkans

28/5/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, has announced that Ireland will dispatch tents, blankets, and other vital supplies to assist flood victims in the Balkans.

Power of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

29/5/14

The Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD today hosted an event in Dublin for the ‘Victims and Survivors- Make a Difference Worldwide, Northern Ireland and Malawi’ group.

Ireland recognised as leader in Aid Effectivenes

17/4/14

Minister Joe Costello speaking in Mexico at GPEDC stressed that in times of scarce resources at home and enormous need in poor countries, it is essential to strengthen the international focus on the quality of development assiatance

Africa Day 2014 to Celebrate Partnership between Ireland and Africa

22/4/14

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today (22.04.14) announced a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2014.

Minister Costello meets Irish Aid Fellows

30/4/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello stresses the important role of higher education in the fight against global poverty

Government announces €6.5 million emergency assistance funding

2/3/14

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore, T.D., and Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello, T.D., today announced €6.5 million in funding to support the United Nations’ life-saving work in Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.

Minister Costello to raise human rights abuses in Syria and Ukraine at UN Human Rights Council

3/3/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, will today raise human rights abuses in Syria and Ukraine when he addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

Minister Costello attends High Level UN Meeting on the future of International Development

7/3/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD has attended a United Nations meeting in New York to discuss the contributions of women, young people and civil society to the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Government announces additional funding for World Food Programme

11/3/14

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD, and Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD today announced €1 million in funding for the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR).

Government announces funding of €4 million for Palestinian Refugee Agency

12/3/14

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD, and Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD today announced funding of €4 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for 2014.

Minister Costello announces an additional €3 million funding to the Philippines

20/3/14

Minister Costello announces an additional €3 million funding to the Philippines

Minister Costello announces €5.3 million funding for Syria crisis

16/2/14

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD today announced that Ireland will provide more than €5 million in funding to organisations including Goal, Oxfam Ireland and Concern to assist civilians affected by the Syria crisis.

Statement by the Tanaiste on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

18/2/14

Ireland, together with our EU partners, has engaged actively with the Ugandan Parliament and President Museveni in an effort to halt the regressive and discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

UN Security Council Resolution on Syria

24/2/14

The Government has welcomed the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of a Resolution on Syria, which calls for all parties to the conflict to facilitate the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

Ireland to provide 40 tonnes of emergency aid to South Sudan

2/1/14

Ireland is to dispatch emergency supplies to assist thousands of families affected by the recent violence in South Sudan, Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD announced today.

Minister Joe Costello presents ‘Science for Development’ award

10/1/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD today presented the Irish Aid World Wise Global Schools ‘Science for Development’ Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2014. The award is given in collaboration with WorldWise Global Schools and Self Help Africa.

Irish schools can help create a Better Future for all the World’s Children

13/1/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD joined students at Gaelscoil Bharra in Cabra today to launch the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces funding for Syria crisis

15/1/14

Minister Costello is attending a major humanitarian pledging conference for Syria, chaired by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon in Kuwait

Minister Costello calls for urgent response to Central African Republic crisis

19/1/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello T.D., has underlined the need for stronger international action to end the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic.

MoS Costello addresses Seanad on humanitarian crises in Syria, South Sudan

30/1/14

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD will address the Seanad on the humanitarian situation in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic today at 11.45 AM.