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#poverty gap

# poverty-gap - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Ireland’s first tourism boom was… in 1907

“Determined efforts to win for the Emerald Isle some share of the sightseers’ coin have met with decided success.”

# poverty-gap - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Average household receives €327 per week in social welfare payments

87 per cent of households now receive some kind of payment from the government in the form of child benefit, State pension or another social welfare payment.

# poverty-gap - Monday 18 June, 2012

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.

# poverty-gap - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.