Ireland’s Aid programme built on our missionaries

Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.

In an article in The Irish Times [20 January 2015] the Chairman of Misean cara, Matt Moran, writes of the enormous contribution made by Irish missionaries in building up Ireland’s international prestige. “An international reputation takes decades to grow. Our reputation in development aid has been driven by values that underpin effectiveness. For many decades, Irish missionaries were the unpaid ambassadors of our country as they lived and ministered among poor and marginalised people in developing countries“, he writes.

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