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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Social exclusion

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People with a 'cold' face are judged more harshly than others
New research shows people often make a “moral judgment” based on facial expressions.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe
A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.
Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day
Food poverty is a difficult – but very real – fact to accept in modern society. Ireland must now make a decision on how to implement a programme to tackle rising poverty and social exclusion, writes Emer Costello.
Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union
New figures from Eurostar also show that Ireland has a higher than average rate of people who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion and has experienced one of the highest falls in employment.
Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures
Entrepreneurs, job-seekers, rural enterprises, tourism initiatives and community-based projects all rely on local development companies – which could be forced to close under new reforms, writes John Walsh.
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.
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.
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.