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Some 300,000 People Were Foced Into Poverty Last Year

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According to Social Justice Ireland.

The cost of housing's putting a million people across the country at risk of poverty, according to Social Justice Ireland.
A new report from the group says almost a fifth of the population's living below the poverty line when housing costs are factored in.
It also says a further 300,000 people were forced into poverty last year.

It says a one adult household earning under €273 euro a week, is below the poverty line.

The report found renters are at most impacted, with 44% at risk of poverty.

One quarter of children are living below the poverty line, after the mortgage is paid or rent.

Colette Bennett, Economic and Social Analyst, Social Justice Ireland and Authour spoke with Clem Ryan on this morning’s Kildare Today:

 

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