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Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
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Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,011 Views 38 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
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Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,465 Views 21 Comments

Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
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To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

Nov 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 16,711 Views 33 Comments

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty
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CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty

Oct 27th 2020, 9:26 PM 34,416 Views 45 Comments

The scale of poverty in Ireland is “far too high”, say activists.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
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Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,293 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

Demand for food and mental health support surges due to Covid-19
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Demand for food and mental health support surges due to Covid-19

Jun 11th 2020, 2:42 PM 7,099 Views 0 Comments

Family Resource Centres have seen a slump in their incomes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI
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Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI

May 7th 2020, 11:37 AM 20,912 Views 12 Comments

Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.

The average household disposable income is now €51,458, according to the CSO
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The average household disposable income is now €51,458, according to the CSO

Nov 28th 2019, 3:28 PM 38,572 Views 61 Comments

Society of St Vincent de Paul welcomed the fall in consistent poverty but said the downward trend will be reversed due to the failure of budget 2020.

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area
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Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area

Nov 27th 2019, 8:10 PM 22,860 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
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'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Oct 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 68,572 Views 8 Comments

Welfare cuts in the last decade have taken their toll on certain communities, new research has found.

Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?
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Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?

Jul 25th 2019, 9:30 AM 55,744 Views 109 Comments

The idea has been trialled in other countries, including Finland and Kenya, Brazil and Canada.

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
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# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 77,236 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

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

Mar 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,862 Views 26 Comments

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.

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

Mar 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,328 Views 50 Comments

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.

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

Mar 5th 2019, 7:59 AM 14,443 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2018, 8:25 PM 13,500 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 47,927 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,945 Views 141 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 22,299 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2018, 8:36 AM 33,130 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,614 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 5:32 PM 27,433 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2018, 11:15 PM 8,767 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 1:35 PM 12,420 Views 66 Comments

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

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
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# Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

Dec 31st 2017, 9:30 AM 11,145 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,458 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 31,083 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Aug 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 30,787 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 72,798 Views 141 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2017, 8:45 AM 11,074 Views 62 Comments

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

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

May 30th 2017, 6:16 AM 10,020 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2017, 12:11 PM 29,179 Views 89 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,101 Views 61 Comments

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

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland
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Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

Mar 6th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,817 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2017, 9:15 AM 30,127 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 3:36 PM 21,721 Views 98 Comments

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa
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# Hell At Home

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

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,311 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,796 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 19,681 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:51 AM 19,613 Views 60 Comments

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

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