Ireland and overseas aid…

As Ireland is due to make a decision on whether to hike its foreign aid budget, Morning Ireland had a fascinating interview with John McArthur of the Millennium Project (sound file). He has some interesting things to say about the way the Republic’s overseas aid is targeted and its role in pressurising the G8 countries to keep to their own committments.

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