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From TheJournal.ie Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding Brazil

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

From TheJournal.ie Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are... Loadsamoney

Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...

Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…

From The42 Some schoolboy defending and a brilliant Sterling pass put Liverpool in front tonight Poor

Some schoolboy defending and a brilliant Sterling pass put Liverpool in front tonight

Rickie Lambert equalised on seven minutes Dani Abalo had given the hosts the lead.

From TheJournal.ie 13 things you probably never knew about India Just The Facts

13 things you probably never knew about India

Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.

From TheJournal.ie 16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs Working Poor

16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs

A briefing document from Social Justice Ireland said the government needs to close the huge income divides in the country.

From TheJournal.ie EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens Poverty

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

From TheJournal.ie World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population Oxfam Report

World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population

A report by Oxfam finds that Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the EU between 2008 and 2010.

6 signs you may have overspent at Christmas

No mun, no fun, so they say.

From TheJournal.ie Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win Chile

Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win

Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea India

Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea

“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”

From TheJournal.ie Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers Cancer

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs Opinion

Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs

The rush for land to get food and fuel for rich Western countries has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, writes Karol Balfe.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland Opinion

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave Il Papa

Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave

The new pope said today he wants “a poor Church for the poor” and spoke about how his name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families Income And Living

Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families

Meanwhile, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton said the survey shows that “the impact of the crisis has not worsened income inequality”.

From TheJournal.ie Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent Income

Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent

Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor Opinion

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

From TheJournal.ie Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money Social Justice Ireland

Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money

Social Justice Ireland met with the Troika today and spoke to them about changes needed to protect the poor and vulnerable in Ireland.