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Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme 2023-2024 - Applications now open!

22 July 2022

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

Video: Phindu Zaie Banda performs for the Embassy's Africa Day celebration

01 June 2021

Africa Day is celebrated across the world on 25 May. This year, poet Phindu Zaie Banda joined the Embassy to perform some of her work for the occasion.

Ciúin by Discovery Gospel Choir - Ireland-Malawi St Patrick's Day Collaboration

19 March 2021

A collaboration between Discovery Gospel Choir and singers and musicians from Malawi, produced for St Patrick's Day 2021.

St Patrick's Day Message from Minister of State Brophy

16 March 2021

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Mr Colm Brophy T.D., on the relationship between Ireland and African countries.

Report: Engaging Communities through the Coronavirus Crisis

15 January 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Government bodies and NGOs have re-oriented activities towards Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE). This report, by Community Engagement Specialist Evin Joyce, analysis feedback from the early stages of the pandemic and makes recommendations to improve the impact of RCCE activities.

Report: Empowering Malawian communities to protect their vulnerable against Covid-19 and its effects

15 January 2021

Information will save more lives than medicine in the fight against Coronavirus in Malawi. This report, by Community Engagement Specialist Evin Joyce, looks at ways to tackle the spread of Covid-19 using low-cost community empowerment and feedback mechanisms.

Ireland congratulates Malawi on meeting 2 million clean cookstoves

15 December 2020

The Government of Malawi has announced that it has achieved its target of reaching 2 million clean cookstoves by 2020

Irish Rule of Law International provides masks for all prisoners in Malawi

06 October 2020

An Irish NGO supported by Irish Aid has partnered with Masks4AllMalawi to help prisoners and prison staff protect themselves against COVID-19.

Ireland provides K1.3bn to Social Cash Transfer Programme

30 September 2020

The Irish Government recently disbursed €1.5m to the Government of Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme, the first part of a planned €2.7m support for the year 2020

Shivika Marwaha awarded inaugural Malawi eHealth Research Centre Scholarship

01 September 2020

A medical student at University College Cork has been awarded a scholarship to study and compare Diabetes diagnosis in Malawi and India.

Organisations invited to submit candidates for the 2021 Ireland Africa Fellows Programme

01 September 2020

Full list of organisations invited to nominate Fellows for the 2021 academic year.

Meet the 2020 Ireland Africa Fellows!

26 August 2020

Seven future leaders from Malawi will shortly depart for Ireland for postgraduate studies. Find out more about the Ireland Africa Fellows and why they chose to study in Ireland.

Ireland to provide solar lamps to 14,500 households in Ntcheu District

12 June 2020

Local enterprise Sunfire Energy, with support from Ireland, to provide solar lamps to all social cash transfer programme beneficiaries in Ntcheu district.

Ireland and WFP: Tackling malnutrition using local solutions in the wake of Covid-19

21 May 2020

WFP, supported by Ireland, is helping Malawian families tackle childhood malnutrition and stunting

Ireland Doubles Funding to Provide K800 million towards Malawi’s COVID-19 Response

01 May 2020

Ireland doubles its initial K400m funding to support Malawi's response to the global pandemic

Joint statement on the current political situation in Malawi

29 January 2020

A joint statement from the Ambassador of the United States, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, the Ambassadors of Japan and Norway, the Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU, in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Malawi - the Ambassadors of Germany and Ireland, on the political situation in Malawi

Ireland Africa Fellows Programme 2020-21

08 August 2019

A select number of organisations have been invited to submit candidates for the 2020-2021 Ireland Africa Fellows Programme.

Nyasa Rainbow Alliance receives Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk

19 July 2019

Malawian organisation Nyasa Rainbow Alliance was awarded the international human rights prize at a reception hosted by the Embassy of Ireland.

Go Raibh Míle Maith Agat - Honorary Consul General Seán O’Neill Retires

09 July 2019

After 18 years of exemplary service to Irish citizens, Ireland’s Honorary Consul General in Blantyre, Seán O’Neill retired at the of June 2019.

Building resilience: The power of effective community level disaster risk management

31 May 2019

The March 2019 floods brought devastation to many parts of Malawi, but an active and committed village civil protection committee with a strong female leader demonstrates the value of communities being able to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to disasters.

Ending Malnutrition: Ireland invests in research

18 May 2019

LUANAR students, through funding provided by Irish Aid, are contributing to the fight to end malnutrition in all its forms.

New instructions for visa applicants

07 May 2019

Changes to the way visa fees are paid came into effect on 1 May. This information note contains further details on how to apply for a visa to travel to Ireland.

Leave no one behind: Ireland supports affordable and clean energy for all

12 April 2019

Clean cookstoves are an important adaptation and mitigation strategy for rural women in Malawi.

Ireland Provides K615 million for Malawi’s Flood Appeal

09 April 2019

The Irish Government has directly allocated some MWK615 million (€750,000) in response to the recent flooding in Malawi.

St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Lilongwe

15 March 2019

The Ambassador of Ireland to Malawi, H.E. Gerry Cunningham, hosted an evening of Irish food, music and culture to celebrate Ireland's national day, St. Patrick's Day.

Consular fees in Malawi March 2019

04 February 2019

Consular fees in Malawi March 2019

Consular fees in Malawi January 2019

14 January 2019

Consular fees in Malawi January 2019