Let's give more to Nepal, not to corrupt African regimes
Published 29/04/2015 | 02:30
One thing you won't hear about in this week's Spring Statement is any change in, or examination of, our overseas aid budget.
As the attention of the world is focused on the unfolding tragedy in Nepal, Ireland's €600m aid programme, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs, is again in the spotlight.
This is down from the almost billion euro during the Celtic Tiger years, but even into the recession and austerity at home, we still sent an average annual sum of about €700m overseas.