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October 12th, 2018

More than €743m in overseas development assistance provided by Ireland in 2017

Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2017 gives an overview of the work the Irish government is supporting in over 130 countries around the Read more

September 26th, 2018

Information session for prospective applicants to winter 2018 round

An information session for those interested in applying to the Fund will be held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 80 Read more

September 17th, 2018

Winter 2018 round now open

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now accepting proposals on development-related issues from media professionals who wish to travel to a developing country to report Read more

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About Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries and an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy.

The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest.

The media play a crucial role in promoting public understanding of global issues.  The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.  Irish Aid has invested in the Fund to help create a space to broaden and deepen coverage of global development issues in Ireland. The Fund is intended to facilitate coverage which presents a balanced and realistic picture of the challenges – and also the opportunities – that developing countries face, and of progress achieved.

Full details of Irish Aid’s work – including its partner countries and priority issues – are available at www.irishaid.ie.

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed in articles funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are those of the journalist and / or their interviewees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Irish Government.