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# Childhood poverty

Last year
People who experienced childhood poverty more likely to experience deprivation as an adult
Ireland had the eight highest level of inequality within the EU in 2019.
All time
Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity
Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.
Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
Ireland’s children and adult workers are more likely to face poverty or social exclusion than most other EU countries.