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An information session for media professionals interested in applying to the summer 2018 round of the Fund will be held at the Department of Foreign Read more

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now accepting proposals on development-related issues from journalists and photographers working for local and national media outlets. Submissions Read more

The Fund has delivered information sessions across the country to prospective applicants to the 2018 Student Scheme over the past number of weeks. Following sessions Read more

In hindsight, crossing the Drakensburg Mountains in a Volkswagen Polo after nightfall may not have been the most sensible way to begin a visit Read more

Third-level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet are invited to attend a workshop for prospective applicants to the 2018 Read more


For many years, being an independent journalist in Mozambique was like screaming into the wind. Now, there is a tug-of-war happening Read more

By Catherine Devine
On the streets of Ethiopia, ghosts line the crowded paths.
Men, women and children sprawl across the dusty, filthy streets draped Read more

By Joan O’Sullivan
There’s something touching my foot.
I look away from the complex conversation going on in front of me. Ethiopian migrants Read more

by Didem Tali
During my field trips in the outskirts of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, my driver keeps playing two particular songs.

When Read more

Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2016 gives an overview of the work the Irish government is supporting in over 80 Read more

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