The number of people living in poverty in Ireland has increased by more than 100,000 since the onset of the recession – meaning that 750,000 people in Ireland currently live in poverty.

The figures are a “major concern” for the country, according to Social Justice Ireland (SJI), which released a new policy document on the issue today. It wants government to tackle the issue of poverty in Ireland by bringing in new initiatives such as making tax credits refundable and supporting the adoption of a living wage.

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