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Income in 2015.

2015 - the national median income was 20,000 making the at risk of poverty 12,000


Government plan

National social target for poverty reductions-
Aim: to reduce consistent poverty to 4% by 2016 & 2% by 2020 from the 2010 baseline rate of 6.2%


Consistent poverty rate-

2015- 26.7% up from 9.7% in 2008.
Children more vulnerable with 11.5% living in consistent poverty in 2016.
Single parent households - continues to increasingly rise from 17.8% in 2008 to 26.2% in 2015.
Increased by 100,000 since recession so 750,000 now in it.
18% are employed and classed as 'working poor'


Definition of working poor

The working poor are working people whose income falls below a given poverty line

lohmann 2008


Dr Sean healys quote

More than 57% of those in poverty are not connected to the labour market; they are people who are retired, students, people in caring roles and people who Sick or disabled


Michelle Murphy policy research analyst

Without social welfare payments more than half of the Irish population would be living in poverty such an underlying poverty rate suggests a deeply unequal distribution of income