Monday 11 December 2017

Support overseas aid efforts, but don't forget our own poor

Old mobile phones raised double the amount the
Government provided – €4m – for children's charity
Old mobile phones raised double the amount the Government provided – €4m – for children's charity

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.

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