Sunday 16 December 2018

More than 100,000 workers live in poverty despite the recovery

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Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Women, young people and those on temporary contracts are among more than 100,000 workers who are living in poverty here, a new study has found.

Social Justice Ireland's latest 2018 study 'Poverty Focus' reveals that 104,000 Irish workers are still poor, despite having a job.

Despite the economic recovery since the crash of a decade ago, more workers than ever are falling into the poverty trap, the new study has found.

Seán Healy, the CEO of Social Justice Ireland, said: "If people in employment can't be guaranteed a life free from poverty, then there is something seriously wrong.

"We have been saying for quite some time now that Ireland's social contract is broken. This is further proof."

Irish Independent

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