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Saoirse Brady: Human rights should be placed at the heart of budgetary decisions

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Around 6.9 per cent of the Irish population live in consistent poverty; in order to break the cycle and support dignified living, the government needs to listen to the people affected, writes Saoirse Brady. Under the EU-IMF financial assistance programme, the Irish State continues to seek savings of €440 million within its social welfare budget…. Read more »