In the wake of the EU budget deal, Irish development NGOs are calling on European leaders to ensure the Irish EU Presidency is the moment when Europe kept its promise to the world’s poor people and the planet.
In Brussels today, EU leaders agreed a budget deal that makes a substantial 16% cut to European external spending, compared to original proposals from the European Commission.
Over several months, development NGOs and European citizens have been camp... Read more
Irish development NGOs urged the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, who spoke today at an Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee meeting, to defend the EU’s overseas aid budget.
They highlighted that, as current EU President, this is Ireland’s opport... Read more
“Aid can serve to support those institutions that provide checks and balances”
Irish NGOs today welcomed the announcement by the Tánaiste that the €4 million of aid money that was misappropriated by officials in the Ugandan prime minister’s office la... Read more
The Government’s new year’s resolution can be to champion progress towards a more equitable and sustainable world
On New Year’s Day, Ireland’s development NGOs welcomed the start of Ireland’s six-month presidency of the EU and urged the Irish governm... Read more
“International cooperation is central to fighting the global recession”
Irish development NGOs today expressed disappointment that the Government, announcing Budget 2013, has cut the overseas aid budget by €16 million.
Tonight, as negotiations on the EU's multiannual budget ended without agreement, Irish NGOs called for a re-think of the proposed changes in the overall size and make-up of the budget proposals.