Ireland should buy an aircraft carrier with its aid budget

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Technical & Discussion

The recent theft of €4 million from the overseas aid given to Uganda, by Ireland, should lead to a rethinking of the Irish foreign aid programme. Despite Ireland’s serious economic woes, it has still managed to fund an aid programme of €636 million in 2011. Uganda receives €33 million in aid from Ireland each year, but was also able to recently purchase six jet fighters for its air force. Ireland by contrast cannot afford military jet fighters and in fact has none at all.

So what else could Ireland do with its €636 million yearly aid budget. Well what about buying one of these:

Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, picture sourced from seaforces.org

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