This Reboot Republic podcast speaks to Tricia Kielthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent de Paul about the new report, the Hidden Cost of Poverty which shows 4.6bn is spent each year dealing with the effects of Poverty in health, housing, policing etc. It also shows the persistently high levels of Poverty with 225000 children in poverty. We also talk about poverty and the Programme for Government, a New Poverty Act to legislate for binding targets to reduce poverty, the lived reality of Poverty- SVP received 15000 calls for help in March alone. We ask why is there not an ambition to end poverty? It can be done.
Link to the report HERE
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