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Child Poverty

7.07.2005

elsewhere this morning Fergus Finlay and Barnardos announced a document on child poverty and care in ireland. Among other facts are the fighure of 150,000 children who live in consistent poverty in the republic.
I ahve long argues the role of government is to protect the society from ravages of private sector excess yet in times of exceptional richness we are failing future generations by condemning them to poverty. The rights of the child are sacrosanct and our govenrment must be expected to do all it can to provide early intervention and adequete measures to lift irish children out of poverty.
I will return to this in detail later on or tomorrow but oyu can read the report here.
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