Almost 800,000 live in poverty despite improved economy – think tank
Social Justice Ireland reacts to Ibec’s economic outlook, says 1m people experiencing deprivation
250,000 children are living in poverty, says Social Justice Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images
While the economy is “doing well” many on lower incomes are not benefiting as they should with almost 800,000 people living in poverty, Social Justice Ireland has said.
The independent think tank and justice advocacy organisation said a quarter of a million of these are children, while one million people in Ireland are experiencing deprivation.