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# Child poverty

Last year
# Cost of Living
Children falling into poverty more quickly than rest of population, says charity
The Children’s Rights Alliance has said that the issues for Irish children and young people are starting to worsen.
All time
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?’s GE16 FactCheck tests some startling claims about Sinn Féin’s record north of the border.
# 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.
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.
# 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?”
# Prime Numbers
Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?
# Child poverty
More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession
Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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’.
# 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.
# 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.
# Barnardos
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.