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#working poor

# working-poor - Saturday 9 March, 2019

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

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.

# working-poor - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

# working-poor - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

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.

# working-poor - Monday 30 June, 2014

16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs

A briefing document from Social Justice Ireland said the government needs to close the huge income divides in the country.

# working-poor - Friday 28 February, 2014

Column: As a society, we can't afford to pay Irish workers so little

The term ‘working poor’ should be an oxymoron but it’s a reality in Ireland – a wage increase is desperately needed, writes Jimmy Kelly.

# working-poor - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.