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# income inequality

Last year
Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.
All time
# ESRI study
Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families
Last year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohue considered introducing higher carbon taxes but ditched the idea at the last minute.
# Rich Get Richer
These charts show why Ireland's wealth divide has widened so much
Inequality is the topic of David McWilliams’ new documentary, which airs tonight on RTÉ One.
# no good deed...
The unexpected backlash when a startup CEO slashed his own salary to pay staff double
Gravity Payments boss Dan Price was lauded as a hero to other founders – but the story didn’t end there.
# The 99%
How much do the top 1% in Ireland earn a year?
And the bottom 90%?
# mind the gap
Protecting social welfare during the crash lessened income inequality - ESRI
A new report finds that protecting those on social welfare impacted on income inequality.
# Income Gap
The income gap between older people is widening
Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.
Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society
We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.
# income and living
Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families
Meanwhile, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton said the survey shows that “the impact of the crisis has not worsened income inequality”.