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Sinn Féin thinks we should spend more than the €600 MILLION each year we spend on Foreign Aid!


Catalpast

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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
track.


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

http://www.dochas.ie/Shared/Files/2/IrishAidDoc_Final_Web.pdf

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!:evil:
 

ruserious

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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.

Amazing how a party can be ridiculed for the above in this century.
 

Catalpast

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Amazing how they think Irish People should do without services to pay for this!
 

Ulster-Lad

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Amazing how they think Irish People should do without services to pay for this!
Agreed, they need to rethink their priorities. Foreign aid should be at zero until we recover. It is ridiculous. Are we borrowing the money to give to others?
 

ruserious

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Agreed, they need to rethink their priorities. Foreign aid should be at zero until we recover. It is ridiculous. Are we borrowing the money to give to others?
No, it should be used to benefit our interests abroad. Building relations with emerging/developing countries so we may have future markets. I.e. being proactive.
 

Mushroom

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Did they say that specifically?
Nope - they referred sceptics to the magic money tree growing in Pearse Motormouth's back garden. Seemingly, Pádraig MacLochlainn can see it from the roof of his bungalow on a clear day.
 

paulp

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Very few things I agree with SF on, and would never waste a vote on them
But I fully support them on this point.
 
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Analyzer

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SF have scored a massive own goal.

But,

Financing is a bit of a blind spot.
 
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longshortgrass

The Lord will provide borrowings, when no one else will.

Basis of official Shinner spend policy. :cool:
 

freewillie

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Before we increase spending lets be sure that what we spend now is being used proeprly and to the best value. Do we really need Trocaire Gorta Bothar Goal etc There has to be much duplication and waste there,
Unpopular as it may be to say some of the Missionary orders give the best value for money and are not seen speeding around the Third World in fancy 4 x 4 s They dont see their participation in Nutrition schemes, education, medical services as good items for their CVs like a lot of the NGO staff
 

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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.




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!:evil:
Our Fianna Gael/Labour bright boy has his head up his ar$e as he cannot see in his own above post but that the Fianna Gael/Labour running the country also " support giving away €600 MILLION " to developing countries !!!!! :) What SF are against is lowering the aid by €315 million or by one third since 2008 :)

But then then the bright boy of Fianna Gael/Labour doesn't seem to have any issues with as he puts it "giving away €600 MILLION", nor of course raiding the National Pension Reserve fund for €66 Billion to pay off with full interest the foreign gamblers known as bondholders appointing their friends to quangos, allowing the richest in the country avoid paying €3 Billion tax their pension loopholes brought in by FF and maintained by FG/Lab, or Kenny getting a lump-sum payment of €100k, as well as an annual pension of €30k, for the four years he spent teaching in the 1970s, etc, etc,etc :roll:

Kenny says he will defer
 
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Nope - they referred sceptics to the magic money tree growing in Pearse Motormouth's back garden. Seemingly, Pádraig MacLochlainn can see it from the roof of his bungalow on a clear day.
" Pearse Motormouth's " Oooohhh, our Fianna Gael friends aren't happy with SF's meteoric rise in recent times :lol: What next, Pearse Doherty is a big girl's blouse !!!!! But your right about magic money trees, magic money trees for Fianna Gael friends on Govt quangos, foreign bondholders, over paid civil servants on €100,000+ etc :roll: :roll:
 

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Cannot agree with SF on this. Incidently the figure of 600 million was the amount of remittance sent from about 18,000 Nigerians living in Ireland to their home land in 2011.
 
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Nemesiscorporation

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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 millio
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
track.


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

http://www.dochas.ie/Shared/Files/2/IrishAidDoc_Final_Web.pdf

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!:evil:
Any government borrowing money to give it away should be immediately jailed and asset stripped.

SF should have there assets seized and given compulsory psychiatric help in a secure unit, for even suggesting this during the present economic crisis.
 

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Any government borrowing money to give it away should be immediately jailed and asset stripped.

SF should have there assets seized and given compulsory psychiatric help in a secure unit, for even suggesting this during the present economic crisis.
Ahhhh, so what do you call Fianna Gael raiding the pension fund and paying out €66 Billion to foreign gamblers ??
 

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