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1

Income in 2015.

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

2

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%

3

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'

4

Definition of working poor

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

lohmann 2008

5

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

6

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