Irish NGOs urge the Tánaiste to defend EU overseas aid budget in EU negotiations

23 january 2013

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 opportunity to broker a strong agreement that puts the promotion of global peace and prosperity at the heart of what the EU does.