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.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty