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# living conditions

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# sites of despair
'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway
A new monitoring report was published today by the Galway Traveller Movement.
# Tipperary
Construction workers had to live in terrible conditions, court hears
20 workers allege they were underpaid while working for Portuguese companies hired to build a section of the N7.
# welcome to the jungle
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
Voices
'I've lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more'
Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.
# CAO 2015
Flying the nest? Here's what to do if you're a college student renting for the first time
Good Leaving Cert points? Check. Got your college course? Check. Now it’s time to find somewhere to live.
# Asylum Seekers
Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland
A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.
# living conditions
Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation
Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.
# living conditions
UN accused of showing "indifference" to 21,000 displaced people
Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.
# where in the world
Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named
Statistically, it’s unlikely you live in any of them.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims
The principals of basic human compassion and decency would lead anybody to disgust at the conditions asylum seekers endure in Direct Provision hostels – and the warning signs clearly point to future scandal, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Money Money Money
Here's how much disposable income the average person in Ireland has
The annual CSO study on income also found that the number of people unable to afford basic necessities has jumped significantly.
# Poverty
Disposable income falls and risk of poverty rises: CSO
Statistics show the rich-poor gap increased in 2010, with the top 20 per cent of earners bringing home incomes 5.5 times greater than those on the lowest incomes.