News & Statements
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.
Minister Brophy announces Irish Aid support to Humanitarian Response to Fires in Rohingya Refugee Camp
In response to the fires in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today announced €100,000 in Irish Aid funding for Concern Worldwide to support efforts to address the crisis.
Minister Brophy announces €5 million Irish Aid support for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries
Colm Brophy, T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, today announced an additional €5 million in Irish Aid funding for the global health response to COVID-19, to enable developing countries access vaccines.
Minister Brophy announces Irish Aid support for rural communities and farmers in developing countries
€12.5 million in Irish Aid funding awarded to support IFAD’s work with farmers to improve food systems in developing countries
Minister Colm Brophy launches Irish Aid consultation process for Development Education and Global Citizenship
Minister Colm Brophy launches Samaritans Freephone helpline for Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia
The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr. Colm Brophy, T.D., today launched Samaritans Freephone helpline for the Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia.
Minister Brophy announces To Be Irish programme, an initiative to connect our global diaspora
Today, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D. announced details of an exciting programme of events streamed at tobeirish.ie. The aim is to connect our diaspora around the world during the holiday season.
Postal route services to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to resume next week – Brophy
A number of international postal route services are set to resume next week, having faced disruption during the Covid-19 crisis. Services to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will commence again on September 29th. Parcel service delivery to the United States will also resume on this date.
Help-to-Buy applicants should contact Revenue to enquire if they are eligible for the newly enhanced scheme – Brophy
First time buyers who have already applied for the Help-to-Buy scheme and are waiting on a decision should contact Revenue to find out if they are eligible for the newly enhanced scheme, a Fine Gael Minister has said.