The Society of St. Vincent De Paul has claimed that over three quarters of a million people are living in poverty in the Republic of Ireland.
The country’s leading charitable organization has said that over 780,000 people are living in poverty and most disturbingly 250,000 of those living in poverty are children an increase of 70,000 in the past decade.
Almost 105,000 people in full employment are essentially “working poor” as wages in Ireland have not risen in line with the rise in the cost of living and the phenomenal rise in the cost rent and property.
8,000 people are also still homeless in Ireland which is the highest in the history of the state.
This all comes despite the fact that unemployment in Ireland has reached its lowest in over a decade.