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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Poverty

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Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41
The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.
Aerial views of Hong Kong's 'cage' apartments
Hong Kong is statistically the least equal city in the developed world – and 100,000 of people live in these wood-partitioned cubicles and sub-divided apartments.
Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave
The new pope said today he wants “a poor Church for the poor” and spoke about how his name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi.
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.
Dublin ranks 4th in UN report on prosperity of global cities
However its authors said the current measures to address the economic crisis and public finances could affect its position.
9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week
A major study released by the CSO this week gave facts and figures about income in Ireland today. This is what it found.
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.
Chess giving hope to slum children
Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.
Oxfam Ireland fears EU budget cuts will leave millions in poverty
The charity said that the €6.1 billion which is set to be cut could instead help lift 4.6 million people out of extreme poverty.
Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging
The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…
Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn
The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.
Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers
Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?
Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation
The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.
In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses'
Archive photographs show “the tired, the poor” – and the occasional imposter Russian prince – who made up the millions passing through US immigration terminal from 1892.
Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households
The percentage of households where adults are not working has grown from 15 per cent to 22 per cent in just three years.
Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.
Rise in EU population at risk of poverty
Latest figures show that around 120 million people, or 24 per cent of the EU 27, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion last year.
20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man
In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.
The greatest rags to riches story of all time
“The man who dies rich dies disgraced” – the amazing life of Andrew Carnegie.
Irish Aid says misappropriation of funds will 'not happen again' - Crowe
The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs said today’s assurance that the money will be fully returned to the Irish Government is to be welcomed.
Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…
Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam
The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.
Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target
On World Food Day, a United Nations and EC official for agriculture declare that progress has been made in tackling hunger – but that one in eight people is still undernourished.
10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty
Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.
Denied education ‘Because I am a Girl’
‘Because I am a Girl’ report to directly support four million girls, and indirectly millions more, to get the education, skills and support they need to move from poverty to opportunity.
Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.
Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.
This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?
Shots fired at police during riots in northern France
The disturbances broke out in the northern city of Amiens.
6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll
There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.
Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO
The average weekly income fell to €403.23 in 2010 compared with €428.86 the previous year.
Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies
NGO’s annual report for 2011 also shows that two members of staff received remunerations of over €95,000 for the year.
US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s
Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.
Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent
Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.
Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...
…But let’s not fall back on reprehensible arguments that disease and food crises are “natural” methods of curbing it, writes Concern Worldwide’s Overseas Director.
Percentage living below the poverty line falls globally
However, a UN report reveals that a maternal death occurs every ten minutes in India.
Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent
Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.
Column: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?
One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.