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#Poverty

# poverty - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

# poverty - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Irish attitudes to immigrants have become ‘more negative’ over last 7 years

A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.

# poverty - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Column: 3 billion people continue to live in poverty as the G8 summit takes place

As world leaders prepare to meet, the reality of three billion people – 40 per cent of the world’s population – living in extreme poverty will cast a shadow over their photocalls, writes Justin Kilcullen.

# poverty - Sunday 9 June, 2013

St Vincent de Paul warns of 'potential money lending crisis'

The society has said that its members are becoming increasingly alarmed at the prevalence of money lenders.

# poverty - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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.

# poverty - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Column: We need to help lone parents into work and away from welfare dependency

Ireland spends almost €1 billion a year on One Parent Family Payments, but the results have been poor. We need to support lone parents properly, writes Minister Joan Burton.

# poverty - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007

A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.

# poverty - Monday 13 May, 2013

US abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder

Kermit Gosnell could face the death penalty after he was found guilty of three counts of murder in the deaths of babies born alive at his clinic.

UN: People need to get their heads around eating insects

Mmmmm. Stir-fried beetles.

# poverty - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

# poverty - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action

Atwo-day Dublin event is organised by a number of international organisations and is the only EU Presidency event focused on children.

# poverty - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Column: The EU need not look beyond its own borders to see widespread poverty

At 38 per cent, Ireland has the highest rate of children at risk of poverty in Western Europe. But, far from protecting the vulnerable, the government has introduced austerity measures that mean the rich get richer, writes Richard Manton.

# poverty - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41

The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.

# poverty - Monday 18 March, 2013

Aerial views of Hong Kong's 'cage' apartments Inequality This post contains images

Aerial views of Hong Kong's 'cage' apartments

Hong Kong is statistically the least equal city in the developed world – and 100,000 of people live in these wood-partitioned cubicles and sub-divided apartments.

# poverty - Saturday 16 March, 2013

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.

# poverty - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe

Ireland’s children and adult workers are more likely to face poverty or social exclusion than most other EU countries.

# poverty - Friday 22 February, 2013

Dublin ranks 4th in UN report on prosperity of global cities

However its authors said the current measures to address the economic crisis and public finances could affect its position.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Chess giving hope to slum children

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

# poverty - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Oxfam Ireland fears EU budget cuts will leave millions in poverty

The charity said that the €6.1 billion which is set to be cut could instead help lift 4.6 million people out of extreme poverty.

# poverty - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

# poverty - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# poverty - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.

# poverty - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers

Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?

# poverty - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation

The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.

# poverty - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses' Social History This post contains images

In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses'

Archive photographs show “the tired, the poor” – and the occasional imposter Russian prince – who made up the millions passing through US immigration terminal from 1892.

# poverty - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks

Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.

# poverty - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households

The percentage of households where adults are not working has grown from 15 per cent to 22 per cent in just three years.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - Monday 3 December, 2012

Rise in EU population at risk of poverty

Latest figures show that around 120 million people, or 24 per cent of the EU 27, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion last year.

# poverty - Sunday 2 December, 2012

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

# poverty - Sunday 18 November, 2012

The greatest rags to riches story of all time Rags To Riches This post contains images

The greatest rags to riches story of all time

“The man who dies rich dies disgraced” – the amazing life of Andrew Carnegie.

# poverty - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Irish Aid says misappropriation of funds will 'not happen again' - Crowe

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs said today’s assurance that the money will be fully returned to the Irish Government is to be welcomed.

# poverty - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# poverty - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# poverty - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target

On World Food Day, a United Nations and EC official for agriculture declare that progress has been made in tackling hunger – but that one in eight people is still undernourished.

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.

# poverty - Friday 12 October, 2012

Denied education ‘Because I am a Girl’

‘Because I am a Girl’ report to directly support four million girls, and indirectly millions more, to get the education, skills and support they need to move from poverty to opportunity.

# poverty - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.