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#Child poverty

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty Budget 2019

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty

The minister gave a strong indication there will not be a repeat of the €5 increase in social welfare payments in the next Budget.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?

The Fianna Fáil TD made the bold claim earlier this week in an interview with a local newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie There are 78,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren receiving free breakfasts Child Poverty

There are 78,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren receiving free breakfasts

One TD has described the figures as a disturbing barometer of child poverty levels.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us? GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests some startling claims about Sinn Féin’s record north of the border.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her Wrong Place

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her

A report by the Children’s Ombudsman is accusing the government of failing to protect children.

From TheJournal.ie If we truly care about our children, we should prove it Opinion

If we truly care about our children, we should prove it

Services for children and families are caught in a cycle of fire fighting, without the structures or the resources to attack the roots of the problems.

From TheJournal.ie The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo National Scandal

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

From TheJournal.ie Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

From TheJournal.ie More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession Child Poverty

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

From TheJournal.ie Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007 Poverty

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007

A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action Ireland

Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action

Atwo-day Dublin event is organised by a number of international organisations and is the only EU Presidency event focused on children.

From TheJournal.ie New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul Social Welfare

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul

The recommended two-tier child benefit system will worsen the situation of families who are already struggling, the charity said.

From TheJournal.ie Europe-wide report says austerity is not working Austerity

Europe-wide report says austerity is not working

The report – the first in-depth examination of the impact of current austerity policies within Europe – has called for a ‘fair solution’.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos Child Poverty

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1 in 3 Irish children deprived of basic necessities Children

Almost 1 in 3 Irish children deprived of basic necessities

Even in well-off homes 28 per cent of kids are going without one or more key items, a survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie Demand for help from children's charity 'higher than ever' as Barnardos releases new ad Barnardos This post contains videos

Demand for help from children's charity 'higher than ever' as Barnardos releases new ad

The charity says that there has been a huge increase in demand for its services and support as a result of the economic downturn.