Yes folks that is the startling message that the Bright Boys in SFs policy Dept think according to the document published on Dochas Site
Sinn Féin endorses the strategy and goals set down
by Irish Aid in the 2006 White Paper. In this context,
Sinn Féin sees the eradication of poverty, one of
the prominent Millennium Development Goals, as
underpinning all other development priorities. Gender
equality, good governance and the protection of human
rights all stem from this one critical goal. ...
Sinn Féin supports the Millennium Development
Goal target of government expenditure on Overseas
Development Aid (ODA) reaching 0.7% of Gross
National Product by 2015.
In 2008, Ireland contributed €921 million to ODA or
almost 0.6% of GNP. This year that total is down to just
over €600 million or around 0.5% of GNP so the overall
ODA budget has now been reduced by €315 million or
by one third since 2008.
The government needs to outline its plan for getting
Ireland’s commitment to the 0.7% target back on
Submission compiled by:
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade
Kaniah Cusack, Advisor on Foreign Affairs and Trade to Sinn Féin
So the next time these BS start moaning about cutbacks to services
- you might them why they support giving away €600 MILLION + of money Abroad
- that is badly needed at home?
I know I will!