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Costello, Joe

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Overseas Development Aid Provision

Ireland’s EU Presidency offers an important opportunity to lead and influence debate on international development issues, with a credibility based on the strength and effectiveness of our aid progr...More Button

The Irish Presidency comes at a crucial period for international development policy, as the international community opens discussion on the framework for global development after 2015, the target...More Button

A key priority for Ireland’s Presidency will be to ensure that the EU adopts a strong, coherent position for this Millennium Development Goals event. In working with our partners to guide discus...More Button

We will also work to forge stronger links between humanitarian relief and development aid, based on experience in emergencies in recent years. Drawing on lessons from the Horn of Africa emergenc...More Button

I and my officials have been consulting closely with Ireland’s development NGOs in preparation for the EU Presidency. The policy document just published by Trócaire is an important contribution ...More Button