Having a long-term approach to investing in services will prove more beneficial in building a more sustainable equitable society for our children.
“Withdrawing vital child benefit from families struggling to keep their children in school will not tackle child poverty."
“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.
“It seems to be almost explicit Government policy that people are expected to live below that poverty line and we see the consequences” - Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.
Ireland has highest rate in EU for young female suicide and second highest for young males. Psychotherapist points out danger to mental health of instant gratification.