News & Statements
Minister Brophy urges urgent collective action to avert humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa
Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today called for urgent international action to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa, where up to 30 million people are facing acute hunger following four consecutive failed rainy seasons.
Minister Brophy announces dedicated Ukraine crisis civil society fund
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., has launched a call for proposals for Irish-based international NGOs to avail of Irish Aid funding, as part of Ireland’s overall €20 million package to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Minister Brophy announces €2.5 million Irish Aid funding to UNAIDS
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Disapora, Colm Brophy TD, today announced Irish Aid funding of €2.5 million to UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. The Minister made the announcement at a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, to mark UN Day of Zero Discrimination.
Minister for the Diaspora welcomes lifting of most Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions for Australia
The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr. Colm Brophy, T.D., has welcomed the news of the lifting of most COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions to Australia for fully vaccinated visa holders.
Irish Aid Annual Report highlights €150m spent on the global response to COVID-19
Ireland contributed over €150m to the global response to COVID-19 in 2020, the newly published Irish Aid Annual Report has shown.
Minister Brophy launches To Be Irish Programme to connect the Irish Diaspora this Christmas
The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D. today (1 December) announced details of To Be Irish At Christmas 2021.
Minister Colm Brophy opens call for Applications to the Civil Society Fund
Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., today opened the call for applications to Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund 2022 round. The Fund supports NGOs to carry out projects with a duration of 1 to 3 years in countries eligible for overseas development assistance.
Minister Brophy pledges support to UN Agency for Palestine Refugees
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., today pledged €2 million in additional support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at an international Ministerial Conference.
Minister Colm Brophy announces €3.5 million in funding to support climate adaptation in developing countries
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., attending COP26 in Glasgow today announced a funding package of €3.5 million aimed at assisting least developed countries adapt to the effects and impacts of climate change.
Minister Brophy visits New York to announce over $1 million in ESP funding for Irish Organisations
The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D. is in New York today, 20 October, for a series of engagements at the United Nations Security Council, to meet Irish Community Organisations and to announce funding of more than $1 million from the Emigrant Support Programme to Irish Organisations in New York, the greater Tri-State Area and Pennsylvania.