Irish bishops urge government to reach aid target by 2010

.- The Primate of Ireland has called on the Irish government to reach its entire overseas aid target by 2010.

In a pastoral letter dated Sept. 9, Archbishop Sean Brady of Armagh said the Irish government must commit to increasing its overseas aid at next week’s General Assembly United Nations meeting on the Millennium Goals, reported the Evening Echo.

Archbishop Brady said Ireland is now a wealthy nation and five years is enough time to reach the aid target.

Government officials have said they intend to announce at the UN summit in New York that Ireland will reach 0.7 percent aid by 2012.

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