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One in eight children living in consistent poverty: TASC

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.


Social Justice Ireland highlights poverty linked to income inequality

SJI warns that 18 percent of adults living in poverty in Ireland are employed - the “working poor”.


Bishop pleads on behalf of homeless & migrants

Ireland “cannot claim to be a progressive society if we choose to leave so many in poverty” - Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.


State failed to protect many rights during recession

"It is regrettable that the United Nations Human Rights Committee has consistently criticised Ireland for not expanding the availability of abortion" - PLC barrister.


Family homelessness still rising warns Fr McVerry

Jesuit concerned that the Government does not fully appreciate the scale and seriousness of the housing and homelessness crisis.


Tusla withdraws funding for Accord’s courses

Funding withdrawal will apply from January 2015 and will “undermine a vital service provided to women and men preparing for marriage”.


272,000 fewer full-time jobs in Ireland today

Social Justice Ireland warns of "precarious" employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.


Child poverty & homelessness worse than ever

The latest Department of Environment figures reveal 865 children living in hostels, B&Bs and hotels.


Poverty in Ireland worse than ever: CSO figures

Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.


Child poverty increases in rich countries: UNICEF

"UNICEF report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland": Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos.


Public’s comments on austerity presented to Minister

Impact and harsh reality of austerity highlighted.


President Higgins’ address for World Suicide Prevention Day

Hardly any community in Ireland has been spared the bewilderment and sorrow of suicide.


Bishop Boyce urges laity to hold fast to the faith

New and ever changing culture "is often impervious to traditional faith values."

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