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Ireland reaffirms commitment to climate support for vulnerable countries at United Nations General Assembly event
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today gave Ireland's commitment to improving the quantity and quality of finance that helps developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Simon Coveney has more integrity than entire Sinn Féin parliamentary party combined – Brophy
Minister Simon Coveney has accepted and apologised for the political mistakes made over the Zappone appointment, in doing so, showing more dignity and integrity than Mary Lou McDonald or the Sinn Féin parliamentary party, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Minister Brophy announces a further €1m funding for COVAX
Minister for International Development and Diaspora Colm Brophy T.D. has announced a further €1m in funding for COVAX, the international facility for supporting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations globally.
Irish Aid provides funding for Concern Worldwide to respond to volcano eruption in Democratic Republic of Congo
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
Minister Brophy announces further €2 million in humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Venezuela
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.
Minister Brophy announces €13.2m in humanitarian funding
Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, TD, today announced a contribution of €10 million to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a global humanitarian fund that assists people trapped in humanitarian crises.
Ireland responds to COVID-19 surge in India
The Government has donated a further 500 concentrators, 2 oxygen generators, and other vital materials to India, which continues to battle with an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases
Minister Brophy announces over €21 million in Overseas Development Funding for Trócaire
Irish Aid funding to go to Trócaire for its development and humanitarian work overseas, as well as for public engagement and development education work in Ireland.
Minister Brophy hosts final on-line Town Hall meeting on development of new Irish Aid Strategy on Global Citizenship and Development Education
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, today led the third of three on-line Town Hall meetings which will help shape a new Irish Aid strategy for greater public engagement on such global issues as climate change, migration and hunger.
Minister Colm Brophy launches flagship UN report highlighting the importance of women’s bodily autonomy
The ‘My Body is My Own’ report finds that only 55 per cent of women worldwide have the power to make decisions about their own healthcare, contraception, and engagement in sexual intercourse.