Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (173)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

173. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the funding provided to an organisation (details supplied) from 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14163/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Amnesty International Ireland is the Irish branch of the international organisation, Amnesty International. Through human rights education, Amnesty International Ireland aims to empower the next generation to develop the skills and attitudes that promote equality, dignity, and respect in the community, society and worldwide.

Irish Aid, through its development education programme, has provided funding to Amnesty International Ireland to support projects in development education. In particular, the “Rights Sparks” project was a continuous professional development (CPD) course for primary school teachers in development education and human rights education which was supported by Irish Aid from 2011 to 2016.

Details of the funding amounts provided to Amnesty International Ireland in the years 2011-2016 are set out below:  

Year

Amount €

Grant Type

2011

€47,000

Development Education

2012

€77,531

Development Education

2013

€50,000

Development Education

2014

€50,000

Development Education

2015

€45,000

Development Education

2016

€40,000

Development Education