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SVP pre-budget submission reports 100,000 workers in poverty

Emerging issues with the economy now at almost ‘full employment’ are in-work poverty and the difficulty for people in rural areas in accessing employment.

2019.06.19.

Energy price increases leave families out in the cold this Christmas – SVP

Data from Eurostat show that among EU peer countries Ireland has the second highest rate of households who cannot afford to adequately heat their home and the highest percentage of utility arrears.

2018.12.05.

One in four households living in energy poverty in Ireland

“People are already trying to pay back huge energy bills after the ‘Beast from the East’ hit and now, with further hikes on top of that, many simply won’t be able to cope” – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2018.07.11.

Build an equal nation in Budget 2017, SVP urges

In its Pre-Budget Submission, the SVP quotes estimate that 25-30% of the population requires support in meeting their housing needs due to low incomes and high costs in Ireland.

2016.06.15.

Regulation needed to prevent energy poverty: SVP

54 million European citizens or 10.8% of the EU population were unable to keep their home adequately warm in 2012.

2015.10.06.

Budget must tackle poverty and homelessness

"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.

2014.10.08.
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