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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 November, 2014

#Poverty

# poverty - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poor people in Ireland are twice as likely to die of cancer Health Gaps

Poor people in Ireland are twice as likely to die of cancer

The Irish Cancer Society said there are “worryingly high” rates in some of the poorest parts of Dublin.

# poverty - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty Survey

Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty

This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.

# poverty - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place On The Up

# poverty - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis Extreme Inequality

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity Childhood Poverty

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# poverty - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession Child Poverty

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

# poverty - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries One Campaign

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

From TheJournal.ie Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week Homeless Ireland

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment Women

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# poverty - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Government needs a wake-up call over water charges Water

Opinion: Government needs a wake-up call over water charges

This charge will be a greater burden on those with low income – it’s an unfair and regressive tax on a fundamental need.

# poverty - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in five older Irish people live in deprivation Poverty

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# poverty - Monday 29 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness? Homeless Ireland

Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?

How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.

# poverty - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# poverty - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17 Education

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# poverty - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother Immigration

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# poverty - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world

Relatively poorer customers can’t afford it – and they’re turning to Android.

# poverty - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The ’100 millionth’ Filipino baby was born this morning Tipping The Scales

The ’100 millionth’ Filipino baby was born this morning

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.

# poverty - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed prevent poverty anymore Charitable Intentions

Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed prevent poverty anymore

The Canadian revenue authority say that doing so would benefit people who are not already poor.

# poverty - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR Catastrophe This post contains images

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR

A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.

# poverty - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The homeless tsunami has arrived’ as Dublin numbers reach new high Homeless

‘The homeless tsunami has arrived’ as Dublin numbers reach new high

…And the figures haven’t dropped once in the last six months.

# poverty - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon Sustainable Development

Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon

A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.

# poverty - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Should families with teens be given more money to feed them? Growing Pains This post contains a poll

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.

# poverty - Monday 30 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs Working Poor

16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs

A briefing document from Social Justice Ireland said the government needs to close the huge income divides in the country.

# poverty - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want? Budget 2015

Up for debate: What sort of Ireland do we want?

St Vincent de Paul wants the Government to lead the debate on this question.

# poverty - Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland treats children seeking asylum as ‘second class citizens’ Scandal

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as ‘second class citizens’

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.

# poverty - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# poverty - Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year We All Partied

The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year

First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.

# poverty - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# poverty - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating Poverty

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# poverty - Friday 23 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# poverty - Monday 12 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day Homelessness

UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day

The day has been observed for just over two decades now, starting in 1993 and has been held every year.

# poverty - Monday 28 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity Inequality

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?

# poverty - Friday 25 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet World Malaria Day

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# poverty - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty Ignored

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty

A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.

# poverty - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The forgotten crises that don’t make the evening news still deserve our attention Poverty

Column: The forgotten crises that don’t make the evening news still deserve our attention

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# poverty - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Heroin, warmth and Christmas dinner: Stories from two men living on Dublin’s streets Homelessness

Heroin, warmth and Christmas dinner: Stories from two men living on Dublin’s streets

John and Martin exist in very different ways in the doorways of Ireland’s capital.

# poverty - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# poverty - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe Poverty

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.

# poverty - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pay gap between men and women has increased during the recession Money Money Money

Pay gap between men and women has increased during the recession

Figures from trade union Unite also found that almost 600,000 women live in deprivation or at risk of poverty.

# poverty - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens Poverty

EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

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