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Dear Taoiseach

“In the coming days, you and your colleagues will be making some very difficult decisions.

If they are to be acceptable to the Irish public, those decisions must be guided by the principles of fairness and equity. We write to you, on behalf of over 1,000,000 supporters in Ireland, to urge you to apply these principles in protecting the world’s poorest people from a crisis they did not create…”

Cuts to Ireland's aid programme

These are the opening comments in a letter to Taoiseach Brian Cowen about cuts to Ireland’s overseas aid programme. The letter has been sent by Concern and many other Irish non-governmental organisations.

You can read the full letter here. What do you think? Please comment below.

Significant cuts already

It continues: “Taoiseach, in recognition of the significant cuts already made, we urge you to ensure that the overseas aid budget is protected from further cuts.

We urge you not to turn our backs on the world’s poorest people.”

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