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Costello, Joe

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Youth Services Provision

I propose to take Questions Nos. 79 and 80 together.More Button

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through Irish Aid, has provided significant funding to the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) for the implementation of the National Youth Devel...More Button

In 2011, Irish Aid carried out a major review of its Development Education Strategy, which recommended a refocusing of the Irish Aid partnership with the youth sector.As a result, earlier this ye...More Button

The youth sector remains a priority for Irish Aid’s development education activities, and Irish Aid is continuing to work with the youth and development education sectors over the coming year on ...More Button

I expect that a call for proposals for the 2013 annual grants for development education will be published before the end of the year. It will be open to the NYCI to apply for funding under this ...More Button

Overseas Development Aid Provision

The Irish Aid programme reflects the values and experience of the Irish people and depends on their continued support. An important element of the programme, funded under Vote 27 of the Department...More Button

Expenditure under the Development Education budget amounted to €4,639,895 in 2010 and €3,236,423 in 2011. The estimated expenditure for 2012 is just over €3,209,000. Additionally, development N...More Button

Some €498 million of this total was allocated to Vote 27 – International Cooperation which is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A further estimated €125 million will be p...More Button

Humanitarian Aid

The appalling suffering of the Syrian civilian population over the last twenty one months is of deep concern to Ireland. Since the uprising in Syria began in March 2011 an estimated 40,000 people h...More Button

Ireland too has responded swiftly to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and in neighbouring countries. As early as March 2012 we provided €500,000 in emergency funding for the ICRC, UNHCR and the W...More Button

Ireland also understands that while this is a humanitarian crisis, it is driven by politics and will only be solved with a political solution. From the beginning, Ireland has recognised this, str...More Button

We continue to strongly support the efforts of the UN/Arab League Joint Special Representative, Lakhdar Brahimi, to promote a political settlement. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and ...More Button

Ireland has provided significant support to those in need as a result of this crisis. Into the future we will continue to monitor the situation so that we can assess when we may be able to furthe...More Button