By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

The consistent poverty rate in Ireland fell from 7% in 2005 to 4.2% by 2008 before rising to 9% in 2013. Over the following five years, the rate fell to 5.6% in 2018.

Measuring what matters

The consistent poverty rate in SILC 2022 was 5.3% or one in twenty of the population, up from 4% in 2021. This is over 271,500 people. The consistent poverty rate was highest among persons unable to work due to long-standing health problems (19.7%) and the unemployed (18.0%). The consistent poverty rate for those living in owner-occupied dwellings was 2.2% compared with 12.9% for those living in rented or rent-free accommodation. While less than 30% of the population are living in rented or rent-free accommodation, such people make up over 70% of those living in consistent poverty. Source: SILC 2022

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