Will the small improvements in supports and services have a meaningful impact on families and children living in poverty? Unfortunately, the answer is NO
Having a long-term approach to investing in services will prove more beneficial in building a more sustainable equitable society for our children.
Ireland “cannot claim to be a progressive society if we choose to leave so many in poverty” - Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.
Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.
An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.
Think tank urges Government to invest in social infrastructure and services which "will pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable future".
Birmingham City Council plans to end funding for city’s annual St Patrick’s Festival from 2016.
New initiatives for improving the economic management and administration of the Vatican announced.
Call for large corporations to pay at least 6% of their profits in corporation tax.
Dublin City Council moves to increase funding to frontline homeless services.
“We need progressive budgets to protect those on very low and middle incomes."
Impact and harsh reality of austerity highlighted.
SVP advocating for a living income in and out of work, reduced child poverty and better energy affordability.
"Sneaky" changes to entitlements and delays in processing claims are adding to the burden of struggling families.