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Africa Code Week to ‘unlock digital potential’ of millions of young Africans, says Minister Brophy

5/10/21

Minister for Overseas Development Aid & Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, has welcomed the launch of Africa Code Week 2021, saying the initiative will help to equip millions of young people across 54 African countries with vital digital skills.

Ground-breaking malaria vaccination will save children’s lives, says Minister Brophy

7/10/21

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., has welcomed the development of the first vaccine for malaria.

Minister Brophy welcomes Fellows from Irish Aid partner countries to Ireland

14/9/21

The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today welcomed to Ireland 179 professionals from Irish Aid partner countries who have come to study at Higher Education Institutions as part of the Ireland Fellows programme.

Minister Brophy announces €2 million to respond to growing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan

28/9/21

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today announced an additional €2 million of Irish Aid support for the people of Afghanistan who are experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis.

Minister Brophy announces €500,000 for response to Haiti earthquake

17/8/21

The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, has announced €500,000 in funding to respond to last Saturday’s earthquake in Haiti.

Ireland to provide €1m in humanitarian support for the people of Afghanistan

17/8/21

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., and the Minister for International Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., today announced €1m in humanitarian funding to support the people of Afghanistan.

Minister Brophy welcomes OECD recommendation on strengthening civil society

6/7/21

Ireland was among 30 OECD countries to today approve a landmark recommendation on strengthening civil society and protecting civil society space.

Minister Brophy announces €2.75 million Irish Aid response to humanitarian need in Ethiopia

7/7/21

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today pledged an additional €2.75 million of Irish Aid support for the people of Ethiopia, who are experiencing a number of complex humanitarian crises.

Development Internships

27/7/21

Applications are invited for paid internships, which may arise in the Development Cooperation and Africa Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Brophy to commit €60m to funding global education initiatives

28/7/21

Ireland will commit €60m to funding education around the world over the next five years, with a particular focus on getting girls back into school.

Ireland to host two-day meeting of OECD Ministers to respond to COVID-related rise in global poverty

15/6/21

Ireland will this week host a two-day meeting of ministers from across the OECD to discuss responses to a significant rise in global poverty linked to COVID-19.

Minister Brophy announces further €2 million in humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Venezuela

17/6/21

Minister of State for Overseas Development and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, today expressed his grave concern about the humanitarian situation caused by the Venezuelan migrant crisis and pledged €2m in humanitarian assistance from Ireland towards the international response to the crisis, a doubling of last year’s grant.

Irish Aid provides funding to Concern to respond to volcano eruption in Democratic Republic of Congo

22/6/21

In response to the volcanic eruptions near Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., has announced €117,000 in Irish Aid funding for Concern Worldwide to provide clean water, basic sanitation to reduce the risk of a cholera outbreak in the city, and basic household kits to families that have lost everything.

Killing of three members of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Tigray, Ethiopia

25/6/21

Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, TD, responds to the killing of three members of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Statement by Min. Brophy on boosting Irish Aid funding for Irish NGO’s combatting the Ebola threat

29/3/21

In response to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., has announced €350,941 in Irish Aid funding for GOAL, Plan International Ireland and World Vision Ireland to support efforts by communities and national governments to control the outbreaks.

Minister Brophy launches Ireland's Climate Finance Report 2019

8/3/21

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, has today launched Ireland’s Climate and Environmental Finance Report 2019.

Minister Coveney announces pledge of €23 million to Syria Crisis

30/3/21

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, TD, today pledged a further €23 million in humanitarian assistance from Ireland in response to the Syria crisis in 2021. This brings Ireland’s response to the crisis since 2012 to more than €192 million—our largest ever response to a single crisis.

Minister Brophy hosts online Town Hall meeting Development Education Strategy

31/3/21

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, today led the first of three on-line Town Hall meetings on an Irish Aid strategy to encourage public engagement with global issues such as poverty, climate change, and injustice.

Minister announces Irish Aid support for rural communities and farmers in developing countries

16/2/21

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., announced €12.5 million in Irish Aid funding over the period to 2024 in support of IFAD’s work with farmers to improve food systems for rural communities in developing countries.

Minister announces Irish Aid support for rural communities and farmers in developing countries

16/2/21

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., announced €12.5 million in Irish Aid funding over the period to 2024 in support of IFAD’s work with farmers to improve food systems for rural communities in developing countries.

Minister Coveney expresses condolences on the death of Father Michael Kelly

15/1/21

Minister Simon Coveney expressed his condolences to the family of Father Michael Kelly, an outstanding advocate for people living with HIV, following his death in Zambia.