Every year Irish people spend more on presents than any other European nation. And despite talk of recession, we are set to be top spenders again this year. Yet many of those gifts will be things that aren’t needed or possibly even wanted. That is why two organisations Trocaire and Oxfam ask people to give gifts that help the lives of other.
Oxfam’s main focus this year is young child soldiers who are being rehabilitated into the community. Miriam Gormally asked the new CEO of Oxfam, Jim Clarken to explain more.