Government abandons its target for UN global aid

Government abandons its target for UN global aid
Joe Costello: 'We couldn't move towards 0.7 per cent when we're asking our own people to tighten their belts.' Picture: Feargal Ward

A plan to massively increase Ireland's foreign aid to €946 million has been dropped because the government believes it cannot be justified at a time of budget cutbacks.

A plan to massively increase Ireland's foreign aid to €946 million has been dropped because the government believes it cannot be justified at a time of budget cutbacks.

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