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An apple a day

Posted on April 18, 2007

Making Food Poverty History

When we talk about food poverty in Ireland, obviously we are not talking about famine or wide-spread food shortage, but there is a serious problem when 19 per cent of boy children and 14 per cent of girl children go to bed hungry.

Food poverty is an issue which affects the rich and poor alike. Recent figures show 15 per cent of children from the higher social classes experience food poverty.

Food poverty is the inability to access sufficient nutrition. If we want a healthier society we must get our children eating more fruit and vegetables and less junk food.

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A Fair Deal

Posted on December 12, 2006

A Fair Deal - Fighting Poverty and Exclusion - The Labour Leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte at the launch of A Fair Deal, the Labour Party's policy dealing with fighting poverty and exclusion.
The Labour Leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte at the launch of A Fair Deal, the Labour Party's policy dealing with fighting poverty and exclusion.

“We must recognise the full human equality of all our people… We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.”

This quote from Robert Kennedy made in 1966 is at the very core of Labour’s A Fair Deal policy. Labour has proposed a comprehensive policy to make sure that all our people can benefit from our recent economic success. We have set out a range of measures designed to allow those who have been left behind to get a fair chance. Our ambition in Government is to continue our economic prosperity while making sure that all get a chance to fully benefit.

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