More in poverty.
THE gap between Ireland's rich and poor is still rising with nearly a quarter living in poverty, it was claimed yesterday.
The Conference of Religious of Ireland published a new report, revealing more than 900,000 people cope with sub-standard living conditions, most on less than EUR200 a week.
Spokesman Fr Sean Healy said it was a sign that the resources available to the state were not being used to their fullest.
He added: "We have to plan while we have this window of opportunity.
"We have the resources that would build a society where everybody would have a place and where quality of life and people's well-being would be given equal priority to the economic growth."