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# Social exclusion

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People with a 'cold' face are judged more harshly than others
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Rachel Mullen
Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe
Emer Costello MEP
Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day
Emer Costello MEP
Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union
Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures
John Walsh
Rise in EU population at risk of poverty
Government ‘failing its own targets’ on poverty and unemployment
Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick
Niamh Hourigan