17th February 2016
Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. Over 213,000 children in Ireland are at risk of poverty and over 414,000 of all children in Ireland are experiencing deprivation. A further very concerning trend that has emerged in Ireland is the significant increase in the number of young people aged 18-24 who are at risk of poverty. Since 2008 this figure has increased by 13 percentage points.