Posts tagged ‘Oireachtas’
Does Irish overseas aid really make a difference?
We asked five TDs and Senators who have travelled to Africa to tell us their personal experiences.
This is what they said.
Irish NGOs call on Government to back up its new International Development Policy by keeping Ireland’s aid promise
Irish NGOs have called on the Government to protect the ODA budget, saying Budget 2014 is an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of Ireland’s commitment to the new Government Policy for International Development, “One World, One Future.”
On 9 May, exactly one week after the Government launched its new “Policy for International Development”, the Seanad debated the new policy with Minister Joe Costello.
Anyone wondering why Ireland continues to spend money on overseas aid, take your pick from these quotes from the last week: Speeches by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
Dóchas key word analysis of Dáil and Seanad debates since 1974 shows growing parliamentary interest in development cooperation.
In recent times, there have been a (admittedly small) number of media commentators questioning whether Ireland can afford to continue to give overseas aid, and whether aid actually works.