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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 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 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 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 Column: As a society, we can't afford to pay Irish workers so little Working Poor

Column: As a society, we can't afford to pay Irish workers so little

The term ‘working poor’ should be an oxymoron but it’s a reality in Ireland – a wage increase is desperately needed, writes Jimmy Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending Cuts

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.