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Thread: Joe Costello reaffirms Irelandís commitment to tackling hunger & poverty - in the developing world!

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    Default Joe Costello reaffirms Irelandís commitment to tackling hunger & poverty - in the developing world!

    JC it would seem sees nothing wrong in giving away circa €600 MILLION of Irish taxpayers money in just one year into other people's pockets - and sometimes right into corrupt politicians bank accounts if reports from Uganda are anything to go by

    - while the Government of which he is part slashes welfare payments and raises taxes on Irish Workers

    The Irish Aid Budget has been cut by a miserable 2.5% which is patethic given the mess we are in

    This fellow holds the Irish People in contempt IMO

    - he ought to be ashamed of himself

    Unfortunately Irish Politicians are a gutless lot who even if they have misgivings would quake in their boots at challenging this disgraceful use of money that we cannot afford


    Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello reaffirms Ireland’s commitment to tackling hunger and poverty in the developing world

    Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., stated: “Today’s Budget demonstrates that Ireland remains committed to supporting the world’s poorest people despite the difficult economic climate in which we find ourselves.”



    “I welcome the fact that our core development aid funding has been protected in the 2013 Budget, as it was in the 2012 Budget by the present Government.”

    “It is absolutely crucial for the Government to address the financial difficulties in which we find ourselves, and Ireland’s aid budget had been reduced by more than €250 million, or almost 30%, between 2008 and 2011 in response to the economic crisis.”

    “Today’s 2.5% reduction is a modest decrease which will enable Irish Aid to continue to save lives and build a better future for millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.”


    Department of Foreign Affairs - Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello reaffirms Ireland

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    A few simple points, Catalpa:

    1) Nobody in Ireland has to walk 20 miles to access safe drinking water;

    2) Nobody in Ireland dies for want of prescription drugs that only cost a few cents;

    3) Nobody dies of hunger in Ireland;

    4) Ireland remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    So get a bit of perspective on poverty.
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    We shouldn't be giving a penny of tax payers' money in Foreign Aid. If it is that pressing a concern, then the government can establish a bank account and let people donate voluntarily.

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    Of all the suggestions made in the pre-Budget hysteria, the notion that we should cut all of our foreign aid is utterly disgusting.

    And it is so-called "socialists" who are calling for aid to starving children to be cut, in order to pay for cossetted public sector pay & conditions.

    Disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    A few simple points, Catalpa:

    1) Nobody in Ireland has to walk 20 miles to access safe drinking water;

    2) Nobody in Ireland dies for want of prescription drugs that only cost a few cents;

    3) Nobody dies of hunger in Ireland;

    4) Ireland remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    So get a bit of perspective on poverty.
    That's real poverty. This type of poverty does not exist in Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    A few simple points, Catalpa:

    1) Nobody in Ireland has to walk 20 miles to access safe drinking water;

    2) Nobody in Ireland dies for want of prescription drugs that only cost a few cents;

    3) Nobody dies of hunger in Ireland;

    4) Ireland remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    So get a bit of perspective on poverty.
    Get a bit of perspective that we have not got a spare €600 Million right now

    Irish People have to pay for this at the end of the day

    Many families are on the knife edge as it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    We shouldn't be giving a penny of tax payers' money in Foreign Aid. If it is that pressing a concern, then the government can establish a bank account and let people donate voluntarily.
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    A few simple points, Catalpa:

    1) Nobody in Ireland has to walk 20 miles to access safe drinking water;

    2) Nobody in Ireland dies for want of prescription drugs that only cost a few cents;

    3) Nobody dies of hunger in Ireland;

    4) Ireland remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    So get a bit of perspective on poverty.
    True but I would like to see much stricter checks on how the money is spent and I certainly would cut all aid to places like Uganda if they are going to start murdering people based on sexual orientation.
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    The Foreign Aid budget is the only thing I feel good about when paying my taxes.

    Comparing the predicament of someone who has to come up with €100 to pay property tax (in one the world's wealthiest economies) to the predicament of a child who has a 50/50 chance of being alive next week is disgusting.
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