Ireland nears UN aid target

OECD report shows Ireland is now the sixth-largest aid donor per capita, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

25th August, 2007

OECD report shows Ireland is now the sixth-largest aid donor per capita, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

Michael Kitt, the recently appointed minister of state for overseas assistance, might justifiably be the envy of his ministerial colleagues, with an annual budget of more than €800 million to spend on helping the world’s poor and inflicted.

That envy might increase a notch next week when the minister announces an increase in the direct...

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