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Brophy, Colm

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Covid-19 Pandemic

Ireland recognises that the Palestinian people are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, a vulnerability that is closely linked to an overburdened healthcare system, and civilian popula...More Button

Ireland’s 2020 development and humanitarian assistance to Palestine will amount to €16.2 million, of which €14.3 million has been disbursed to date. Irish funding balances awareness that the hum...More Button

Irish support this year includes €7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), including an additional €1 million disbursed in Septembe...More Button

In addition, Ireland has provided €1.18 million towards the social protection response to COVID-19, comprising €1 million in direct financial support to the Palestinian Authority’s Cash Transfer...More Button

Ireland has also provided €3 million to the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education; €500,000 to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...More Button

Foreign Policy

The people of Yemen continue to be confronted with multiple threats to their lives and livelihoods. In addition to the prolonged conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis, they are now facing ...More Button

The underlying cause of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is armed conflict. Along with the UN and the EU, Ireland believes that the only way to bring about a long-term sustainable improvement in ...More Button

Ireland reiterates that all parties to conflict have a duty to uphold International Humanitarian Law, and we remind all parties to the conflict in Yemen of their legal and moral obligations to ta...More Button

Humanitarian assistance will not resolve the crisis in Yemen but it is vital for the immediate welfare of its people. Since 2015, Ireland has contributed €27 million to address the situation in Y...More Button

In Yemen, every day is a struggle for humanitarian and health workers to provide basic care. We call on all parties to the conflict to ensure those workers have safe, secure, unfettered access to...More Button

  Question No. 133 answered with Question No. 109.More Button

  Question No. 134 answered with Question No. 120.More Button

Overseas Development Aid

A Better World, Ireland's international development policy, sets out the Government's commitment to alleviating poverty and reaching the furthest behind first. More Button

Ireland works with a variety of partners in order to reach those in greatest need. Ireland, as an EU Member State and, also, working through the United Nations and other multilateral agencies is...More Button

Successive OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) peer reviews have commended Ireland’s development cooperation for its poverty focus and commitment to Least Developed Countries. The OECD DA...More Button

In 2019 Ireland contributed over €180 million in humanitarian aid, delivering life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable communities across the globe, in partnership with trusted NGOs, UN agen...More Button

Development cooperation is an essential element of Ireland’s foreign policy and national presence overseas, enabling us to respond to complex human needs and humanitarian crises around the world.More Button

In the Programme for Government, the Government committed to making incremental, sustainable progress towards achieving the UN target of 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) to Official Developmen...More Button

Progress is being made toward 0.7%. From 2014 to 2020 Ireland's allocations to ODA grew from €614 million to almost €838 million, an increase of almost €21 million on the 2019 budget allocation a...More Button

Further sustained, managed increments will be required to deliver on the 0.7% commitment by 2030, taking into consideration the range of demands across Government and the capacity of the public f...More Button

Election Monitoring Missions

The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to advise against non-essential travel to most overseas destinations due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is based on official public...More Button

In light of this, in our role as facilitators of the volunteer roster participation in the EU and ODHIR election observation missions, we have taken the decision not to nominate volunteers for el...More Button

We look forward to Ireland’s return to full participation in election observation missions, under conditions that balance this invaluable contribution to safeguarding democracy with the exigencie...More Button

Irish Aid

Ireland's international development policy, A Better World, has as its overarching objective the commitment to reach the furthest behind first. Peer Reviews by the OECD Development Assistance Commi...More Button

Ireland works with a variety of partners in order to reach those in greatest need, using a combination of bilateral and multilateral aid channels. The partners we work with are considered and mea...More Button

Both bilateral and multilateral aid play an important and complementary role in ensuring that Ireland’s ODA is directed to where it is needed most and has the maximum impact on the lives of those...More Button

Ireland's multilateral partnerships, including our work through the EU and United Nations, give Ireland a significant global presence and footprint, including in fragile states and conflict-affec...More Button

Our bilateral partnerships, which includes partnerships with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), focus on our thematic and geographic priorities, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Partnership w...More Button

These partnership enable us to deliver support to vulnerable communities across the globe.More Button

Ireland's development cooperation has maintained a strong reputation for targeting and delivering support to countries and communities in greatest need across the globe. Our Official Development As...More Button

Foreign Conflicts

Ireland condemns the acts of violence and terror perpetrated by Boko Haram and Al Shabaab. Ireland supports the EU, UN and other international efforts to reduce the influence of Boko Haram and Al S...More Button