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# working-poor - Saturday 9 March, 2019

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

Mar 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,296 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.

# working-poor - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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

Feb 1st 2017, 3:36 PM 21,661 Views 98 Comments

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
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750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,280 Views 82 Comments

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

Jun 30th 2014, 8:37 AM 11,476 Views 36 Comments

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

Feb 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 253 Views 129 Comments

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
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Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:56 AM 11,620 Views 131 Comments

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.