The Central Statistics Office (CSO) data on Enforced Deprivation shows almost 900,000 people were going without basics prior to the pandemic – an increase of over 140,000 from the previous year. More than one in five children are now experiencing enforced deprivation.
“For a rich country like Ireland, it is unacceptable that so many people are going without basics,” said Kieran Stafford, National President, SVP.
There are 70,000 more Irish children living in poverty than there were in 2008 and more than one in ten of our children experience persistent poverty.
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SJI warns that 18 percent of adults living in poverty in Ireland are employed - the “working poor”.
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“Withdrawing vital child benefit from families struggling to keep their children in school will not tackle child poverty."
230,000 children are at risk of poverty – up 12,000 in a single year warns Social Justice Ireland.
“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."
This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.
Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.
Archbishop says having clear norms and common reporting standards which act as benchmarks will be of great help to entire charity sector.