Development Aid Budget

 

Sir, - For some time the extraordinary decision by the Government to effectively reduce overseas development aid at a time of unprecedented prosperity has had me perplexed.

Now I think I know the answer. It has decided, it seems to me, that if it were to increase ODA all these poor people would get the clear impression that Ireland was very rich and they would all try to come and live here! - Yours, etc., Brendan Ryan,

Seanad Eireann,

Baile Atha Cliath 2.