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# Deprivation

Last year
Stark rise in deprivation as more people struggle to heat homes and face utility bill arrears
The number of people living in deprivation and struggling to heat their homes has risen in 2022
All time
To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.
Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased
New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.
Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'
But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.
Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.
Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.
'My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients'
The current healthcare delivery does not recognise their increased health needs, writes Dr David Gibney.
This map shows how Dublin is a city divided
A report commissioned by the council shows where the bulk of the wealth is – and the deprivation.
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.
One in five older Irish people live in deprivation
74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.
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.
Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies
However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.
9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week
A major study released by the CSO this week gave facts and figures about income in Ireland today. This is what it found.
Here's how much disposable income the average person in Ireland has
The annual CSO study on income also found that the number of people unable to afford basic necessities has jumped significantly.
TD says Hogan has neglected scheme for disadvantaged urban areas
The Minister has said the phasing out of city council and development boards will have implications for the programme.
Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.
Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO
The average weekly income fell to €403.23 in 2010 compared with €428.86 the previous year.
Column: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?
One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
Almost a quarter of Irish people living in ‘deprivation’ – survey
An annual CSO survey shows that 22.5 per cent of Irish people experience two or more types of enforced deprivation.
Almost 1 in 3 Irish children deprived of basic necessities
Even in well-off homes 28 per cent of kids are going without one or more key items, a survey has found.