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7371: RATE OF YOUNG IRISH PEOPLE AT RISK OF POVERTY DOUBLES

Friday 25 January 2019
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The share of young people aged between 18 and 24 at risk of poverty in Ireland in 2017 was 9.3 per cent, according to new Eurostat figures.

While the Irish rate was below the EU average of 11 per cent, it was double the 2016 figure of 4.7 per cent.

The highest proportion of young people aged 18-24 in work and at risk of poverty in 2017 was in Romania at 28.2 per cent followed by Luxembourg on 20 per cent.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission office in Ireland says young Irish people who are working are just not earning enough to make ends meet.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: zero hour contract jobs