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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Poverty

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Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty
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
10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.
'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
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.
Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails
There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.
‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’
Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.
'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland
36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.
After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict
The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.
‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’
“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.
Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'
The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.
National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins
Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.
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.
Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty
‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.
Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty
New figures have been released today by the CSO.
Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa
“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.
Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays
Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.
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.
Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list
It’s the first time in the awards’ 27-year history that a Man of the Year has been named.
Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction
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?
Boris Johnson giving up 'chicken feed' earnings of £250k a year from column
He will earn £135k a year now, plus book royalties.
There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent
A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.
750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week
New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.
Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month
Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.
"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"
We hear from Karen, a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like to slip into the bleak cycle of poverty.
In Hong Kong, poor people are living and dying in 24-hour McDonald's
So-called “McRefugees” have found a clean, safe refuge in 24-hour branches of the fast food chain.
Give money to charity? Here's what kind of aid actually works
A Dublin University is investigating further.
Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures
Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.
Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working
Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.
The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less
For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.
Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty
Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.
Could you feed yourself for a week on €6.74? This Irish lady did just that
Here’s how…
Bollywood actor jailed after drunkenly ploughing SUV into homeless men
Salman Khan faces 10 year in prison following the hit-and-run.
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.
One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.
Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.
A poor Irish kid turned out to be one of America’s most famous bank robbers
One victim said his robberies were like being at the movies, except the usher had a gun.
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.
Column: Can one person make a difference in the world?
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you can challenge inequality, but the truth is that our choices will either help or hurt others – so which will it be?
One in eight Irish children live in deprivation
There are fewer people currently at risk of poverty, however, and Joan Burton is pretty happy about that.
Column: Meet the Irish man managing global change on behalf of everyone on the planet
Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue, could be one of the most important people of 2015.
Opinion: Austerity cuts that directly affect women and children have been piled on by this government
As a society, we need to develop a more enlightened and informed view of female-led households.
Poor people in Ireland are twice as likely to die of cancer
The Irish Cancer Society said there are “worryingly high” rates in some of the poorest parts of Dublin.