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Minister Flanagan & MoS McHugh announce €14 million in humanitarian funding to the UN CERF

14/12/16

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh today announced the allocation of €14 million in humanitarian funding to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

Minister McHugh begins visit to Kenya

29/11/16

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today begins a four-day visit to Kenya, on the first formal visit to the country by a Government Minister since the re-opening of the Embassy of Ireland in Nairobi in October 2014.

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce humanitarian assistance to besieged Mosul, Iraq

7/10/16

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. have announced that Ireland will this morning (Friday) dispatch 80 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies to northern Iraq.

Minister McHugh Launches Irish Aid Annual Report 2015

29/8/16

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has launched Irish Aid’s Annual Report for 2015 at an event held this evening in Dublin Castle, attended by many of Ireland’s civil society organisations working in overseas development, and the heads of Ireland’s diplomatic missions abroad

Minister Joe McHugh announces €600,000 in humanitarian funding for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

10/7/16

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today visited Uganda's border region with South Sudan and announced €600,000 in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Minister of State Joe McHugh to visit Uganda and launch new five year strategy for Ireland in Uganda

8/7/16

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, has departed today for a three day visit to Uganda, his first visit to Africa in his new role. The itinerary will include a visit to Karamoja; a visit to a refugee settlement in Adjumani; and the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Uganda’s Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

Minister Flanagan invites public to attend Africa Day events

11/5/16

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., has today (Wednesday) announced this year’s programme of events to mark Africa Day 2016, supported by Irish Aid.

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh congratulate Mary Robinson on appointment as UN Special Envoy

24/5/16

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh congratulated Mary Robinson on her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate.

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock announce over €60 million in funding for Irish NGOs

8/2/16

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock T.D., have today announced €61.34 million funding for 2016 to be allocated to Irish aid organisations carrying out long-term development programmes across Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East.

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock pledge €20m for those affected by Syria Crisis

4/2/16

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance, Trade Promotion and North South Cooperation Seán Sherlock TD, announced today (Thursday 4 February) Ireland’s pledge of €20 million for 2016 to support those affected by the Syria crisis, in addition to the €42 million provided since the beginning of the crisis.

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) undertakes training in Strategic Investment and Export Promotion

5/2/16

A five day training on Strategic Investment and Export Promotion was undertaken by 16 participants from the UIA from 1st – 5th February 2016. The training was funded through the Government of Ireland’s Africa Strategy Implementation Fund.

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock announce additional €3.5 million for drought-stricken Ethiopia

28/1/16

Ministers announced today, that the Government is to contribute €3.5 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its response to the drought in Ethiopia. This brings Ireland’s emergency humanitarian relief in response to the current crisis in Ethiopia to a total of €9.1 million.

Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock call for an end to war crimes in Syria

13/1/16

Minister for Foreign Affairs &Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock TD, have called for an immediate and full end to the denial of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in Syria.

Minister Sherlock launches 2016 Irish Aid Our World Awards for primary schools

12/1/16

The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock TD joined pupils at Vicarstown National School, Co. Cork today to launch the 2016 Our World Irish Aid Awards.

Minister Sherlock presents Science for Development Award at BT Young Scientist 2016

8/1/16

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock T.D., has this evening presented the Irish Aid-sponsored ‘Science for Development’ Award to three students from Salesian College Celbridge at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Minister Sherlock launches ‘Building Alliances for Education in Sustainable Development’ seminar

8/1/16

The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock TD, today (Friday) launched a seminar on ‘Building Alliances for Education in Sustainable Development’, hosted by the Irish Coalition for the Global Campaign for Education, at the Mansion House in Dublin.