Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (58)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

58. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the decision of an organisation (details supplied) to close its international department; the process for Irish Aid to work with the organisation in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3225/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The decision of the organisation in question to close its international department is an internal matter for that organisation.  

Irish Aid works with a broad range of partners in order to deliver our policy goals. Should the organisation in question revisit its decision regarding international activities, it would be open for that organisation, as with any other Irish NGO active in the area, to apply for Irish Aid funding.  Potential partners are assessed based on the degree to which their areas of focus and expertise align with Irish Aid's stated goals, their demonstrated ability to deliver effective change, and their compliance with a range of criteria, including financial standards and organisational procedures.