Wednesday January 29, 2020

Remittances row: bad data behind inflated Nigeria money figure

The €456 million difference between World Bank and CSO estimates is unlikely to be down to illegal activities

17th November, 2019

Questions about World Bank data on money flow from immigrants to their home countries may be valid, but not for the reasons some may have assumed. Glaring irregularities were exposed on Tuesday when Noel Grealish brought up the grossly inflated figures on how much cash some immigrants in Ireland are sending to their home countries. The Galway TD questioned if illegal activity was at play, but it would appear to be more of a case...

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