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The most up to date data on poverty in Ireland is contained in the annual Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) results, published by The current (2006) rate of consistent poverty using the new measure is 6.5%, having reduced from 8.2% in 2003 (CSO).

The results, together with commentary on the key findings, can be found on the CSO website at It includes Statistical Tables on commentary on:

Last modified:28/09/2017

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