Poverty in Ireland is not new – ‘The Tenements’ on TV3

Poverty in Ireland is not new – ‘The Tenements’ on TV3

People are living in poverty if their income and resources (material, cultural and social) are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society generally. As a result of inadequate income and other resources people may be excluded and marginalised from participating in activities which are considered the norm for other people in society.

This is the definition of poverty from the Irish Governments National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016.

And there is real poverty – Ireland does not perform well when looked at from a social justice point of view.

TV3 have been running a series on the old tenements in Henrietta Street – you can view some of it online on the TV3 website

There is an interesting discussion on Politics.ie on the tenements – one user commented

I managed to watch some of the programme and its interesting to see how little has actually changed. Property developers and speculators keeping the country in poverty to finance there own greed. Many of us are just a generation out of the tenements…

 What do you think? Is Ireland still the same now? Leave a comment below..


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