Central Statistics Office Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2018
SDG 1: End poverty in all forms by 2030
WHY IT MATTERS
The first Sustainable Development Goal is ambitious: it calls on us to work together to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere. Poverty has many dimensions, but it’s caused by the unequal distribution of and access to power and resources in society. Although global poverty is in decline, the rate of poverty reduction is decelerating. At home, despite consistent economic growth and record numbers of employment, 5.6% of the Irish population are still experiencing poverty.