MOTION TO SUSPEND PAYMENTS TO SOME THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES DEFEATED AT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

23 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A 3-4 vote defeated a motion tabled by Cathaoirleach Seamus Treanor at Monday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council which called on the Minister for Finance and Foreign Affairs “to suspend payment to some Third World countries until there is more accountability and transparency forthcoming as to how this money is being spent.”
In moving the motion, Colr Treanor said he was putting it forward because of the serious financial situation the country was in. He said that Ireland was borrowing €0.75 billion each year to make payments to Third World countries, and alleged that the country was under direction from the US government and other governments in Europe to pay this money to “corrupt leaders who in turn purchase arms and military equipment from the US and other European arms manufacturers.”
The Cathaoirleach claimed that one Third World country had in recent years received €16 million from Ireland. It had emerged that €10 million of this was spent on helicopters and gun ships, €1 million had paid for the ruler’s daughter’s wedding and a mansion, and the remaining €5 million was

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