“Catholic charities have first-hand experience of how the limit can put essentials such as food, rent and utility bills beyond reach, with devastating consequences,” says Bishop Moth.
"In our experience, the biggest driver of poverty in recent years is housing costs," says SVP president Kieran Stafford, calling on voters to exercise their electoral power to make politicans reduce the misery of poverty in Ireland today.
Former MP and UK Minister of State for Children and Families to talk about how faith prompted her to leave politics and work instead for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
The Cherishing All Equally 2016 report highlights how the proportion of children living in consistent poverty in Ireland rose from 6.3% in 2008 to 11.2% in 2014.
“Withdrawing vital child benefit from families struggling to keep their children in school will not tackle child poverty."
Report shows nearly a third of all Irish children live in materially deprived households and this would be far greater were it not for social protection and child benefit payments.
Failure to invest in prevention and early intervention is a failure to protect vulnerable children, Barnardos warns.
Party urged to make addressing child poverty and the widening gap between rich and poor the first priority of the programme of Government in the next Assembly.
Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.
“It is important for every candidate seeking our vote in the coming weeks to understand the appalling extent of child poverty rates in Ireland" - Barnardos.
New figures show that the children's charity helped 340 more children in 2015 than in 2014.
An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.
“The Taoiseach recently said the elimination of child poverty was a moral imperative for any government. Yet child poverty rates in Ireland are a national scandal."
Demand for the centre’s services this year is “at its highest since the charity’s inception in 1969” and it hasn’t received any increase in government funding since 2007.
The latest Department of Environment figures reveal 865 children living in hostels, B&Bs and hotels.
Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.
"UNICEF report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland": Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos.
"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.
Haass proposals, parading, and shared concerns regarding child poverty and educational underachievement in Northern Ireland discussed.
Futures based on the primacy of the market are not likely to be just or fair warns SJI.
New study reveals disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation in seven EU countries.
SVP advocating for a living income in and out of work, reduced child poverty and better energy affordability.