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#Poverty

# poverty - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month

“I can do more here,” James Hennessy says of his life in the Great Rift Valley.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - Friday 25 May, 2018

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'

These lives matter as much as those whose accumulated wealth has been transferred to them through generations of social mobility, writes Audry Deane.

# poverty - Friday 16 February, 2018

Poorer households turning to pre-pay heating - but that means they pay a 'poverty premium'

A new Mabs report covered the west Dublin areas of Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown and Cherry Orchard.

# poverty - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Over 600 people arrested in Tunisia after three nights of widespread unrest

The latest unrest saw a provincial police station torched, Molotov cocktails hurled at police and tear gas fired.

# poverty - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

# poverty - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# poverty - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails

There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.

# poverty - Sunday 20 August, 2017

From The42 ‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’ Feature This post contains videos

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

# poverty - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

# poverty - Saturday 17 June, 2017

After 10 years of Hamas rule, Gaza deals with blackouts, poverty, and the constant threat of conflict

The Islamist movement marked 10 years in power in Gaza on Thursday, 15 June.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# poverty - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons' Sparking Outrage This post contains videos

Theresa May: People use food banks 'for many complex reasons'

The British Prime Minister was asked about the Conservative party’s record on poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 11 March, 2017

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins

Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.

# poverty - Monday 6 March, 2017

Suicide is killing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Ireland

A new report highlights increased risks to individuals, like workers on zero-hour contracts or those who are facing losing their homes.

# poverty - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty

‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.

# poverty - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

# poverty - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa

“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.

# poverty - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# poverty - Sunday 11 December, 2016

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?

The Fianna Fáil TD made the bold claim earlier this week in an interview with a local newspaper.

# poverty - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Bono named on Glamour's Women of the Year list

It’s the first time in the awards’ 27-year history that a Man of the Year has been named.

# poverty - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

# poverty - Monday 18 July, 2016

Boris Johnson giving up 'chicken feed' earnings of £250k a year from column

He will earn £135k a year now, plus book royalties.

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

# poverty - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# poverty - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month

Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.

# poverty - Monday 14 December, 2015

"I was desperate, broke, homeless and unable to break the downward spiral of poverty"

We hear from Karen, a woman who knows first-hand what it’s like to slip into the bleak cycle of poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 14 November, 2015

In Hong Kong, poor people are living and dying in 24-hour McDonald's

So-called “McRefugees” have found a clean, safe refuge in 24-hour branches of the fast food chain.

# poverty - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Give money to charity? Here’s what kind of aid actually works

A Dublin University is investigating further.

# poverty - Monday 13 July, 2015

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures

Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.

# poverty - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

# poverty - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

# poverty - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Could you feed yourself for a week on €6.74? This Irish lady did just that Live Below The Line This post contains images

# poverty - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Bollywood actor jailed after drunkenly ploughing SUV into homeless men

Salman Khan faces 10 year in prison following the hit-and-run.

# poverty - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

If we truly care about our children, we should prove it

Services for children and families are caught in a cycle of fire fighting, without the structures or the resources to attack the roots of the problems.

# poverty - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

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