Poverty, Income Inequality and Living Standards in Ireland

Minister Roderic O'Gorman will launch the third annual report from the Community Foundation Ireland-funded ESRI research programme on poverty, income inequality and living standards in Ireland. The report has a special focus on child poverty. This will be followed by a panel discussion on child poverty and a session on achieving inclusive growth.

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Registration and coffee


Welcome address

Alan Barrett (ESRI), Deirdre Duffy (CFI) and Minister Roderic O’Gorman


Presentation of report findings

Dr Barra Roantree (report author)



Panel discussion

Tanya Ward (Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance)

Elizabeth Canavan (Assistant Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach)

Deputy Kathleen Function (Sinn Féin TD, Chair of the Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration)

Dr Karina Doorley (Senior Research Officer, ESRI)

Dr Barra Roantre (Research Officer, ESRI)

Chaired by Alan Barrett


Coffee break


Presentation on inclusive growth

Prof. Brian Nolan (Professor of Social Policy, University of Oxford)


Panel discussion

Prof Brian Nolan (University of Oxford)

Dr Tom McDonnell (Co-director, Nevin Economic Research Institute)

Dr Tricia Keilthy (Head of Social Justice, SVP)

Ger Brady (Chief Economist, IBEC)

Niamh Garvey (Senior Policy Analyst, National Economic and Social Council)


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