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# 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.

# poverty - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.

This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?

# poverty - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Shots fired at police during riots in northern France

The disturbances broke out in the northern city of Amiens.

# poverty - Saturday 11 August, 2012

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll In Focus This post contains images

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll

There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.

# poverty - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO CSO

Weekly income for elderly people drops 6 per cent - CSO

The average weekly income fell to €403.23 in 2010 compared with €428.86 the previous year.

# poverty - Monday 30 July, 2012

Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies

NGO’s annual report for 2011 also shows that two members of staff received remunerations of over €95,000 for the year.

# poverty - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s

Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.

# poverty - Monday 16 July, 2012

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.

# poverty - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...

…But let’s not fall back on reprehensible arguments that disease and food crises are “natural” methods of curbing it, writes Concern Worldwide’s Overseas Director.

# poverty - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Percentage living below the poverty line falls globally

However, a UN report reveals that a maternal death occurs every ten minutes in India.

# poverty - Friday 25 May, 2012

Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent

Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.

# poverty - Friday 18 May, 2012

Column: Extreme poverty is right in front of us – and what are we doing?

One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

# poverty - Monday 16 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# poverty - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news?

AIB was recapitalised by this country’s citizens after its reckless lending strategy – and one backed by bondholders. Now, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly, those bondholders continue to make no losses at all.

# poverty - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland

A new report from Social Justice Ireland says that of those living in poverty in Ireland, 200,000 are children. The organisation says that the social welfare system is not fit for purpose and should be replaced.

Column: Tackling poverty is not just about money, it's about persuasion

The economist Abhijit V. Banerjee, author of the book Poor Economics, explores why it is the case that people who live in extreme poverty can buy a mobile phone or a TV instead of food.

# poverty - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Top earners see 8% increase in disposable income: CSO

While most people have seen their disposables income plunge in recent years, new figures show that the top 10 per cent of earners have actually seen an increase.

Disposable income falls and risk of poverty rises: CSO

Statistics show the rich-poor gap increased in 2010, with the top 20 per cent of earners bringing home incomes 5.5 times greater than those on the lowest incomes.

# poverty - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Time not right for Single Working Age Payment, says Oireachtas committee

Although the committee on jobs, social protection and education approves of the principle of the payment.

# poverty - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Social welfare

Has Joan Burton kept the government’s promises of reversing cuts while keeping all baseline social welfare rates unchanged?

# poverty - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty

Gender equality is good for everyone, writes Bernadette Crawford, Equality Adviser for Concern Worldwide, on International Women’s Day.

# poverty - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# poverty - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

# poverty - Monday 30 January, 2012

Government ‘failing its own targets’ on poverty and unemployment

Key targets set by the Government after it came to power will be missed, Social Justice Ireland has warned.

# poverty - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people

President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.

# poverty - Monday 12 December, 2011

Unemployment is the world's fastest growing concern - survey

Concerns about unemployment have increased six-fold since 2009 – while corruption and poverty remain the highest-ranking worries, according to a survey by the BBC World Service.

# poverty - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

# poverty - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'

Larger families – who are already more at risk of experiencing poverty – will bear the brunt of reductions to child benefit, a charity has warned.

# poverty - 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.

# poverty - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS

Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.

# poverty - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Almost a quarter of Irish people living in ‘deprivation’ – survey

An annual CSO survey shows that 22.5 per cent of Irish people experience two or more types of enforced deprivation.

# poverty - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick

On Limerick’s estates, crime is being spurred by pressing social problems – and they’re not going away, writes sociologist Niamh Hourigan.

# poverty - Monday 21 November, 2011

Dramatic increase in number of people sleeping rough in Dublin

New count finds the number of people on the streets of the capital has risen by almost a quarter in the past year.

# poverty - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Catholic priests in Dublin to face 9 per cent income cut

Take a guess at how much a priest will now earn…