Thursday 8 December 2016

Charity should begin where it's needed most

Published 25/07/2011 | 05:00

In response to Sean McGovern (Letters, July 23), I find the notion that charity begins at home to be illogical, flawed and racist.

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It works only on the premise that one group of people is more important than another. We are all human and not one of us is any more important than another but there are many of us who need help more than others. Charity starts where it is needed and I think it is clear where it is needed more in this case.

While I feel pity for those with just €20 left in their pockets, it is a phenomenal amount of money when compared to fields of dead or dying crops and animals.

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