Charity in turmoil: The controversies that have engulfed well-known charity
July 1997 - State funding is suspended following an investigation by the European Commission's anti-fraud unit that found alleged inadequacies in the relief agency's accounts
Charity founder John O'Shea said the decision by the Department of Foreign Affairs to suspend funding was linked to his criticism of the Government's aid policy.
Funding was restored after a number of months.
Two members of the US board resign in protest over comments Mr O'Shea made in relation to Hurricane Katrina.
Goal worker Sharon Commins and a colleague are kidnapped in Darfur.
Ms Commins accuses Goal of betraying her by not evacuating her before she was kidnapped.
Mr O'Shea resigns as CEO following a High Court case in which he tried to prevent his removal from the board.
He is replaced by former minister Barry Andrews.
The US authorities investigate alleged corruption involving the Goal operations on the Turkish-Syrian border.
It emerges the Government decided to withhold more than €7m in funding as a result of the investigation.
News breaks of Mr Andrew's resignation.