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# poverty - Monday 16 November, 2020

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns
# Purple House
# Purple House

Cancer patients are at increasing risk of poverty due to Covid-19, charity warns

Nov 16th 2020, 1:29 PM 13,454 Views 21 Comments

Purple House Cancer Support Centre received almost 3,000 calls to its helpline since March.

# poverty - Sunday 1 November, 2020

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
# CSO
# CSO

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

Nov 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 16,677 Views 33 Comments

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

# poverty - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty
# Disposable Income
# Disposable Income

CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty

Oct 27th 2020, 9:26 PM 34,169 Views 45 Comments

The scale of poverty in Ireland is “far too high”, say activists.

# poverty - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,242 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

# poverty - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Demand for food and mental health support surges due to Covid-19
# Community Response
# Community Response

Demand for food and mental health support surges due to Covid-19

Jun 11th 2020, 2:42 PM 7,097 Views 0 Comments

Family Resource Centres have seen a slump in their incomes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

# poverty - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI
# Low Pay
# Low Pay

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI

May 7th 2020, 11:37 AM 20,906 Views 12 Comments

Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.

# poverty - Thursday 28 November, 2019

The average household disposable income is now €51,458, according to the CSO
# LIFE IN IRELAND
# LIFE IN IRELAND

The average household disposable income is now €51,458, according to the CSO

Nov 28th 2019, 3:28 PM 38,369 Views 61 Comments

Society of St Vincent de Paul welcomed the fall in consistent poverty but said the downward trend will be reversed due to the failure of budget 2020.

# poverty - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area
# Poverty
# Poverty

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area

Nov 27th 2019, 8:10 PM 22,754 Views 16 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.

# poverty - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
# Welfare Cuts
# Welfare Cuts

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Oct 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 68,522 Views 8 Comments

Welfare cuts in the last decade have taken their toll on certain communities, new research has found.

# poverty - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?
# Automation
# Automation

Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?

Jul 25th 2019, 9:30 AM 55,735 Views 109 Comments

The idea has been trialled in other countries, including Finland and Kenya, Brazil and Canada.

# poverty - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,855 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# poverty - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

Mar 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,852 Views 26 Comments

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

# poverty - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Opinion: Lone parents who work get up very early in the morning - but Varadkar doesn't represent us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Lone parents who work get up very early in the morning - but Varadkar doesn't represent us

Mar 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,316 Views 50 Comments

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.

# poverty - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds
# Family Poverty
# Family Poverty

Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds

Mar 5th 2019, 7:59 AM 14,427 Views 63 Comments

In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs.

# poverty - Monday 17 December, 2018

Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased
# Deprivation
# Deprivation

Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased

Dec 17th 2018, 8:25 PM 13,496 Views 31 Comments

New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.

# poverty - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month
# Charity
# Charity

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month

Aug 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 47,847 Views 45 Comments

“I can do more here,” James Hennessy says of his life in the Great Rift Valley.

# poverty - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'

Jun 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,866 Views 141 Comments

But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.

# poverty - Friday 25 May, 2018

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'
# Poverty Line
# Poverty Line

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'

May 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 22,280 Views 44 Comments

These lives matter as much as those whose accumulated wealth has been transferred to them through generations of social mobility, writes Audry Deane.

# poverty - Friday 16 February, 2018

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'
# MABS
# MABS

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'

Feb 16th 2018, 8:36 AM 33,062 Views 94 Comments

A new Mabs report covered the west Dublin areas of Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown and Cherry Orchard.

# poverty - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland
# Deprived
# Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Jan 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,603 Views 41 Comments

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

# poverty - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
# Poverty
# Poverty

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Jan 18th 2018, 5:32 PM 27,427 Views 37 Comments

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

# poverty - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Over 600 people arrested in Tunisia after three nights of widespread unrest
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Over 600 people arrested in Tunisia after three nights of widespread unrest

Jan 11th 2018, 11:15 PM 8,764 Views 21 Comments

The latest unrest saw a provincial police station torched, Molotov cocktails hurled at police and tear gas fired.

# poverty - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty
# Struggles
# Struggles

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

Dec 31st 2017, 1:35 PM 12,405 Views 57 Comments

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
# Girls Not Brides
# Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

Dec 31st 2017, 9:30 AM 11,127 Views 4 Comments

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

# poverty - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,426 Views 8 Comments

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# poverty - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails
# Custody
# Custody

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 30,867 Views 48 Comments

There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.

# poverty - Sunday 20 August, 2017

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Aug 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 30,778 Views 4 Comments

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

# poverty - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland
# Poverty
# Poverty

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 72,653 Views 132 Comments

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

# poverty - Saturday 17 June, 2017

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict
# The Strip
# The Strip

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict

Jun 17th 2017, 8:45 AM 11,066 Views 62 Comments

The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’
# Sister Stan
# Sister Stan

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

May 30th 2017, 6:16 AM 10,014 Views 18 Comments

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# poverty - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'
# Sparking Outrage
# Sparking Outrage

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

Apr 30th 2017, 12:11 PM 29,170 Views 89 Comments

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 11 March, 2017

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins

Mar 11th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,095 Views 61 Comments

Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.

# poverty - Monday 6 March, 2017

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland
# Inequality
# Inequality

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

Mar 6th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,785 Views 30 Comments

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

# poverty - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty
# Access
# Access

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty

Feb 12th 2017, 9:15 AM 30,099 Views 10 Comments

‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.

# poverty - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty

Feb 1st 2017, 3:36 PM 21,710 Views 98 Comments

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

# poverty - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa
# Hell At Home
# Hell At Home

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,271 Views 11 Comments

“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.

# poverty - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays
# Child Workers
# Child Workers

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Dec 27th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,769 Views 16 Comments

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# poverty - Sunday 11 December, 2016

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?

Dec 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 19,665 Views 66 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD made the bold claim earlier this week in an interview with a local newspaper.

# poverty - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list
# Mysterious Ways
# Mysterious Ways

Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:51 AM 19,605 Views 60 Comments

It’s the first time in the awards’ 27-year history that a Man of the Year has been named.

# poverty - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction
# Keep The Recovery Going
# Keep The Recovery Going

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

Sep 17th 2016, 9:15 AM 8,838 Views 27 Comments

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

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