Most Irish believe overseas aid remains vital

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Most Irish believe overseas aid remains vital.

A MAJORITY of Irish people believe overseas aid remains important despite the State’s economic crisis, a new survey suggests.

The poll from Ipsos MRBI, commissioned by Dóchas, an umbrella group of more than 40 development organisations, found that 85 per cent of respondents rated overseas aid as “important” or “very important”. The findings mirror a similar survey conducted by Eurobarometer last year, which also found less than half of Irish people believe the Government should increase its overseas aid budget.

DCU president seeks ‘coherence’ in Irish education

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DCU president seeks ‘coherence’ in Irish education.


AN EDUCATION think tank should be established to address the “incoherence” of the Irish education system, according to Prof Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University.

Delivering the keynote address at a major school-management conference, he said Ireland was at a critical point in its education history.

Fundamental reform was needed, he said, to reverse downward trends and to ensure future prosperity.

Egypt deploys army to quell deadly clashes – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

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Egypt deploys army to quell deadly clashes – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

Clashes have erupted between assailants and supporters of Egypt’s Islamist political parties who had gathered near the defence ministry in Cairo, leaving 11 people dead and nearly 50 wounded, security and hospital officials said

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