EAPN Ireland Statement on the SILC poverty data 2021

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Please find enclosed an EAPN Ireland statement on the recently released poverty SILC data (Survey on Living and Income conditions)for  2021.
Once again we see that certain groups are more likely to be living in consistent poverty than others. EAPN Ireland welcomes that enhanced Covid income supports helped reduce poverty in 2021 but warns that without sustained efforts the Government will fail to meet its poverty reduction target.

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