Shocking figures from the Central Statistics Office have revealed that over 300,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty.
A Survey on Income and Living Conditions conducted by the CSO has shown that while in 2017 8.8% of children are living in consistent poverty which is down from 10.9% since 2016 hundreds of thousands of children still live below the poverty line.
Barnardos has claimed that the figures realised the CSO show that 104,764 children are still living in consistent poverty the Irish Mirror reported.
Overall 760,000 people are living in poverty when adults are included in the figures.
This comes at a time when still well over 10,000 people, 4,000 of whom are children remain homeless with may hundreds of thousands more unable to get onto the property ladder due to the current property bubble – which will eventually burst.
Meanwhile, the government continues to allow the property bubble to continue to inflate while the demand grows both from natural population growth and mass migration.
The government, however, have other priorities such as ensuring that Islamic radicals can take up residence in the country, increasing our overseas aid by €150 million, every year for the next decade and using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the Third World.
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