How Can We Build a Socially Just Society After Covid-19?
Ireland entered this crisis with almost 700,000 people across the country already living below the poverty line, including 225,000 children. Over 70 per cent of people living in poverty can’t afford an unexpected expense, and 40 per cent are going without basics like adequate heating and food. These households are being impacted by additional costs as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, with higher bills from more time at home.
We need to make sure that those already in poverty are not overlooked – or their situation made worse – as the economy recovers.