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# inequality

This year
Ireland's poorest households saw their income dip even further during the pandemic
Research from the Economic and Social Research Institute found that the decline was due to a drop in the number of hours worked.
RTÉ Current Affairs staff feel women have less access to opportunities than men, report finds
Staff told a review that ‘role changes and key decisions are made behind the scenes with a lack of transparency’.
UK study finds minority defendants ‘more likely to be charged than white British people’
Carribean suspects were 12% more likely than white British suspects to be charged for a comparable crime.
Two richest people in Ireland have more wealth than 50% of the country's poorest, Oxfam says
The report, titled ‘Survival of the Richest’, has been released as elites gather in Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.
Last year
Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
Women were more likely than men to believe that pornography was detrimental to young people.
Taliban ban women from parks and funfairs in Afghan capital
‘When you have no freedom in your own country, then what does it mean to live here?’ one woman said.
Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care
These individuals often face hidden costs and less GP access, the report found
Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds
Inspectors highlighted multiple serious risks and poor environments across five HSE approved centres in Cork.
Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
All time
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.
Ireland's tax system does 'the most in Europe to reduce inequality', says ESRI
The top 10% of households earn more than 2.6 times that of the middle household in 2017
Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.
Lynn Ruane: 'We need to change society radically from the ground up'
I am a product of the community development projects that have been systematically eroded writes, Senator Lynn Ruane.
Ruud Gullit: 'Almost impossible' for a black person to speak out
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling allegedly received racist abuse from a Blues fan, sparking widespread debate over racism in football and society.
Sterling claims newspapers 'help fuel racism' following alleged abuse at Stamford Bridge
The Manchester star posted a message on Instagram criticising the media coverage received by black footballers.
How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'
Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.
Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.
'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'
Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.
The world's richest 1% swallowed up 82% of the wealth created last year
A new report by Oxfam has found that income inequality is growing.
Dismantling the myth that 'women don't want to do the dirty jobs that men do'
A guide to shutting that argument down.
'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal
The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.
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.
'You'll never work in this town again': Mila Kunis reveals producer's threat after refusing to pose semi-naked
The Black Swan actress has written a powerful essay to stand against sexism in Hollywood.
Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers
It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.
One in 40 people living in Dublin is a millionaire, according to a new survey
The city’s 32,000 millionaires put it 10th on the list of European cities.
“Tax the rich” isn’t going to solve our problems after the election
‘Why would you move to Ireland, as a doctor or an executive looking to invest, if you could take a job elsewhere and earn more after tax?’, writes Aaron McKenna.
'Everyday we work to close the gap': Are the rich still getting richer?
Research conducted by Oxfam has found inequality to be a major election issue for voters.
A few dozen people now own as much wealth as half of the world's population
New research by Oxfam shows women are also disproportionately affected by global inequality.
This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery
Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.
David McWilliams turns down Celebrity Economist Debtmatch with Dan O'Brien
Well, a debate anyway…
Pope Francis will make powerful enemies tomorrow by releasing a radical new document
The pontiff is to issue a scathing papal encyclical directly linking rampant capitalism with irreversible environmental catastrophe and rising global inequality.
Why a fatal Porsche crash is causing uproar in Iran
It has led to talk about inequality in the country.
There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)
181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.
The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government
Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.
How much do the top 1% in Ireland earn a year?
And the bottom 90%?
The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
But how can this be reversed?
Half of all Irish people are willing to pay more tax...
… provided better public services are thrown into the bargain.
You were probably taught by a man in university
New research has shown that the most senior positions in universities are dominated by men.
The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis
If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.
Think Ireland's income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners
TASC wants anyone earning over €100,000 to get a higher tax rate to make things better for everyone else.