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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# poor

Last year
# poor
Aki sees red as Connacht fall to the champions in South Africa
The hosts recorded a bonus-point win over the western province in Stellenbosch.
# poor run
Barca's top-four finish in danger after shock defeat to strugglers Cadiz
The relegation battlers won 1-0 at Camp Nou.
All time
# Errors
Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.
# Brazil
Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.
# Loadsamoney
Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...
Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…
# poor
Some schoolboy defending and a brilliant Sterling pass put Liverpool in front tonight
Rickie Lambert equalised on seven minutes Dani Abalo had given the hosts the lead.
# just the facts
13 things you probably never knew about India
Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.
# working poor
16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs
A briefing document from Social Justice Ireland said the government needs to close the huge income divides in the country.
# Poverty
EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens
Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.
# oxfam report
World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population
A report by Oxfam finds that Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the EU between 2008 and 2010.
# no money mo problems
6 signs you may have overspent at Christmas
No mun, no fun, so they say.
# Chile
Bachelet becomes Chile's president for second time after 'landslide' win
Bachelet first held the office from 2006 – 2010.
# India
Women are fighting the vicious cycle of poverty in India with one simple idea
“We used to depend entirely on our husbands for money… now we make our own decisions.”
# Cancer
Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers
In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.
Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs
The rush for land to get food and fuel for rich Western countries has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, writes Karol Balfe.
Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland
A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.
# il papa
Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave
The new pope said today he wants “a poor Church for the poor” and spoke about how his name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi.
# 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”.
# income
Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent
Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.
Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor
The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.
# Social Justice Ireland
Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money
Social Justice Ireland met with the Troika today and spoke to them about changes needed to protect the poor and vulnerable in Ireland.