226. Child Poverty in Ireland – Why are we accepting it?

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks about rising child poverty in Ireland with Tanya Ward, CEO of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Marian Quinn, CEO of the Childhood Development Initiative, and Zoe Obeimhen, mother of four and a campaigner for the Bridgefoot Street playground. We discuss the findings from the Child Poverty Monitor 2022, impact of poverty on children’s sense of self, shame, and the shocking rise of food poverty, homelessness, and the solutions, such as creating a child poverty unit, income supports, universal school meals, investing in childcare and involving children in planning and design of housing and development plans.
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