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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 25 September, 2016

#Poverty

# poverty - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

# poverty - Monday 18 July, 2016

Boris Johnson giving up 'chicken feed' earnings of £250k a year from column

He will earn £135k a year now, plus book royalties.

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

# poverty - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# poverty - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month

Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.

# poverty - Monday 14 December, 2015

“I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty”

We hear from Karen, a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like to slip into the bleak cycle of poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 14 November, 2015

In Hong Kong, poor people are living and dying in 24-hour McDonald’s

So-called “McRefugees” have found a clean, safe refuge in 24-hour branches of the fast food chain.

# poverty - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Give money to charity? Here’s what kind of aid actually works

A Dublin University is investigating further.

# poverty - Monday 13 July, 2015

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures

Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.

# poverty - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

# poverty - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

# poverty - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Could you feed yourself for a week on €6.74? This Irish lady did just that Live Below The Line This post contains images

# poverty - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Bollywood actor jailed after drunkenly ploughing SUV into homeless men

Salman Khan faces 10 year in prison following the hit-and-run.

# poverty - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

If we truly care about our children, we should prove it

Services for children and families are caught in a cycle of fire fighting, without the structures or the resources to attack the roots of the problems.

# poverty - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# poverty - Sunday 8 March, 2015

A poor Irish kid turned out to be one of America’s most famous bank robbers

One victim said his robberies were like being at the movies, except the usher had a gun.

# poverty - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)

181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.

# poverty - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Column: Can one person make a difference in the world?

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you can challenge inequality, but the truth is that our choices will either help or hurt others – so which will it be?

# poverty - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From Business ETC One in eight Irish children live in deprivation Poverty

One in eight Irish children live in deprivation

There are fewer people currently at risk of poverty, however, and Joan Burton is pretty happy about that.

# poverty - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Column: Meet the Irish man managing global change on behalf of everyone on the planet

Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue, could be one of the most important people of 2015.

# poverty - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Opinion: Austerity cuts that directly affect women and children have been piled on by this government

As a society, we need to develop a more enlightened and informed view of female-led households.

# poverty - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poor people in Ireland are twice as likely to die of cancer

The Irish Cancer Society said there are “worryingly high” rates in some of the poorest parts of Dublin.

# poverty - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty

This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.

# poverty - Sunday 2 November, 2014

# poverty - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# poverty - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

# poverty - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# poverty - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Opinion: Government needs a wake-up call over water charges

This charge will be a greater burden on those with low income – it’s an unfair and regressive tax on a fundamental need.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# poverty - Monday 29 September, 2014

Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?

How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.

# poverty - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# poverty - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# poverty - Friday 1 August, 2014

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# poverty - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC Apple’s iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world Headwind

Apple’s iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world

Relatively poorer customers can’t afford it – and they’re turning to Android.

# poverty - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The ’100 millionth’ Filipino baby was born this morning

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed prevent poverty anymore

The Canadian revenue authority say that doing so would benefit people who are not already poor.

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