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More in poverty.

Byline: By EMILY MILLER

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."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 10, 2005
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