Unions reveal shocking results of food poverty study in Ireland

Unions reveal shocking results of food poverty study in Ireland

Trade unions are calling on the Government to increase the minimum wage as new figures show that one-in-ten people in Ireland are suffering food poverty.

A document published by Unite and Mandate shows that "in-work poverty" is on the rise.

Donegal, which has the lowest income levels in the country, is worst affected with one-in-nine people reporting food poverty.

Union leaders are seeking immediate aid to organisations providing food assistance to help them to cope with the pre-Christmas demand on their services.

They are also asking the government for an 'Emergency Relief Budget' in the New Year.


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