Africa can feed not only itself, but the world

Much of the continent’s food perishes before it gets to market, because its farmers are starved of knowledge and of resources. That can change, says Usman Ali Lawan

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Social Justice Ireland: One in five Irish children living in poverty

One in five children in Ireland — some 230,000 of the country’s population — is living in a family with income below the poverty line, an issue that needs to be addressed by policy changes, according to an independent social justice think tank.

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760,000 people in Ireland are poor. That’s one in six of us

A fifth of children are at risk of poverty, either because their parents are on welfare, which is inadequate, or are working, but paid too little, writes Seán Healy

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Malpass must usher in an era of redistribution of wealth

Tackling inequality needs to be the cornerstone of the work to be done by the new president of the World Bank, writes Kevin Watkins.

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Varadkar challenges report on single-parent families

The Fine Gael leader said data from the Central Statistics Office show that consistent poverty and deprivation among lone parents has reduced.

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Government failing lone parents, says Willie O'Dea

“The findings of this report are stark and clearly demonstrate that for many lone parents there is no recovery," said Willie O'Dea.

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One in five lone parents struggling below the poverty line, says SVP

Lone parents in Ireland have among the worst living standards in Europe, with one in five surviving below the poverty line.

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Ireland can and must be central to achieving 'A Better World'

Ireland’s vision of a better world, as laid out in the Government’s new policy for international development, is an ambitious one. It sees a world where women can claim and exercise their rights, enjoy economic opportunities and live free from the horror of violence and abuse, writes Jim Clarken.

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Report finds almost a quarter of Irish people at risk of poverty

Up to 24% of the Irish population is at risk of poverty, according to a new economic report by TASC.

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The battle to end poverty - A war we could easily win if we wished to

Dutch historian Rutger Bregman delivered a broadside to the world’s uber-rich and the economic system that dominates our lives at Davos last week.

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World's 26 richest people hold same wealth as poorest 50%, report finds

Oxfam's Public Good or Private Wealth? report found that billionaires watched their fortunes increase by nearly $2.5bn per day last year, as the wealth of the world's poorest dwindled by 11%.

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Better systems can aid business of giving money to tackle poverty

On a visit to Ethiopia last week, the Taoiseach chose to visit one of the most impoverished areas of the world and witness, first hand, profound poverty.

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Number of 'working poor' on the rise despite upturn in economy

The number of "working poor” in the country is increasing despite a booming economy, it has emerged.

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Here are the latest poverty figures for Ireland

"The housing crisis is a scandal that continues to impact on every aspect of people’s lives.” - SVP

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St Vincent de Paul to help 50,000 families this winter

Around 50,000 families are expected to be visited by St Vincent de Paul this winter.

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Report urges Govt to ban 'if and when' contracts to fight poverty

People in precarious work are more likely to suffer in-work poverty and often find it hard to pay the bills.

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Parents and children living in poverty have the same aspirations as those who are better off

Much is written and said about families living in poverty, but accounts rarely draw on the experiences of these families themselves, writes Gill Main.

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Stories of Struggle: ‘I have to choose between eating and heating’

“I often have to make the choice between eating or heating.”

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Barnardos: One in nine children go to bed hungry

One in 9 children will go to bed hungry tonight because they are living in poverty.

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Barnardos spent over €25m helping 15,000 children in poverty in 2017

Over 15,000 children needed the help of Barnardos in 2017.

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Richest gained 82% of all new wealth created in 2017: Oxfam report

Growing inequality resulted in 82% of new global wealth going to the richest 1% last year, while the poorest half of the world saw their prosperity flatline, a report by Oxfam has shown.

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'Entire communities being left behind' as new report reveals Ireland's most deprived and affluent areas

Latest:  Saint Vincent De Paul has said the publication of Pobal's Deprivation Index confirms the charity's experience that small towns were the hardest hit during the recession.

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Today is UN’s #EndPoverty Day and one Irish economist is doing all he can to highlight the issue on twitter

Today is UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty and marks the 20 years of the first Irish national anti-poverty strategy.

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Bono and Macron discuss world poverty at Elysee Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron has met Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty.

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