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#Poverty

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people Opinion

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Lone parents who work get up very early in the morning - but Varadkar doesn't represent us Opinion

Opinion: Lone parents who work get up very early in the morning - but Varadkar doesn't represent us

Lone parent families are twice as likely to be living in poverty now compared to 2012, but the Taoiseach doesn’t see that as a problem, writes Louise Bayliss.

From TheJournal.ie Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds Family Poverty

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased Deprivation

Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased

New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month Charity

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month

“I can do more here,” James Hennessy says of his life in the Great Rift Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances' Opinion

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'

But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money' Poverty Line

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'

These lives matter as much as those whose accumulated wealth has been transferred to them through generations of social mobility, writes Audry Deane.

From TheJournal.ie Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium' MABS

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'

A new Mabs report covered the west Dublin areas of Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown and Cherry Orchard.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

From TheJournal.ie Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage' Poverty

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

From TheJournal.ie Over 600 people arrested in Tunisia after three nights of widespread unrest Tunisia

Over 600 people arrested in Tunisia after three nights of widespread unrest

The latest unrest saw a provincial police station torched, Molotov cocktails hurled at police and tear gas fired.

From TheJournal.ie Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty Struggles

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie 'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue' Read Me

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

From TheJournal.ie Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails Custody

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails

There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.

From The42 ‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’ Feature This post contains videos

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

From TheJournal.ie 'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland Poverty

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

From TheJournal.ie After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict The Strip

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict

The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’ Sister Stan

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons' Sparking Outrage This post contains videos

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

From TheJournal.ie National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins Economic Crisis

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins

Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland Inequality

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty Access

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty

‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty Working Poor

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

From TheJournal.ie Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa Hell At Home

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa

“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.

From TheJournal.ie Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays Child Workers

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

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 Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list Mysterious Ways

Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list

It’s the first time in the awards’ 27-year history that a Man of the Year has been named.

From TheJournal.ie Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction Keep The Recovery Going

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson giving up 'chicken feed' earnings of £250k a year from column Poverty

Boris Johnson giving up 'chicken feed' earnings of £250k a year from column

He will earn £135k a year now, plus book royalties.

From TheJournal.ie There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent Opinion

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

From TheJournal.ie 750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week Working Poor

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

From TheJournal.ie Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month Canada

Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month

Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.

From TheJournal.ie "I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty" Sponsored By Svp

"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"

We hear from Karen, a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like to slip into the bleak cycle of poverty.

From TheJournal.ie In Hong Kong, poor people are living and dying in 24-hour McDonald's Mcrefugees

In Hong Kong, poor people are living and dying in 24-hour McDonald's

So-called “McRefugees” have found a clean, safe refuge in 24-hour branches of the fast food chain.

From TheJournal.ie Give money to charity? Here's what kind of aid actually works Impact

Give money to charity? Here's what kind of aid actually works

A Dublin University is investigating further.

From TheJournal.ie Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures Opinion

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures

Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.

From TheJournal.ie Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working Back To Work

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

From TheJournal.ie The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less Opinion

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

From TheJournal.ie Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty Opinion

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

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