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# deprivation - Monday 17 December, 2018

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.

# deprivation - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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.

# deprivation - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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.

# deprivation - Friday 10 November, 2017

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.

# deprivation - Monday 19 June, 2017

'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.

# deprivation - Thursday 18 June, 2015

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.

# deprivation - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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.

# deprivation - 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.

# deprivation - 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.

# deprivation - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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.

# deprivation - Saturday 16 February, 2013

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.

# deprivation - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

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.

# deprivation - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

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.

# deprivation - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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.

# deprivation - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO CSO

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.

# deprivation - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

# deprivation - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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.

# deprivation - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.