Now you see us – the Human Face of Austerity in Ireland (2015)

This report shows the human stories of some people who have been hardest hit by austerity policies and the devastation suffered by people on low income and social welfare throughout the recession.

It features a series of interviews with families, individuals and community workers and who talk about how the recession and resulting government policies have affected their lives.

The report documents parents going hungry to feed their children, people unable to heat their homes and a young generation at serious risk of being lost to unemployment, drugs and crime.

This report by a network of 28 leading Irish national organisations working against poverty and inequality highlights the Government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable in society. It warns that the dual attack of unemployment and relentless cuts at national and local level has pushed individuals, families and communities into poverty.

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