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