Support overseas aid efforts, but don't forget our own poor
I AM writing in response to the letter published on Saturday June 4 in the Irish Independent from the TDs and senators of the Irish section of the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa.
I am glad to hear that this group is working on international efforts to ensure greater Irish aid effectiveness and development effectiveness -- it's about time.
I do not doubt they show great integrity in the views expressed. However, aspirations and reality have been separated due to the country's dire financial situation.