Take a Stand this month against period poverty

Take a Stand this month against period poverty

Period poverty is a growing problem in Ireland. It can be an off putting topic for some, but the fact is that women and trans men who are homeless or living in hardship cannot afford sanitary products, which can be dangerous to health and take away a person’s...
Liberia: the energy to end extreme poverty

Liberia: the energy to end extreme poverty

Growing access to electricity in Liberia can be the key to development, writes ROISIN CARLOS (Photograph by Dominic Chavez / World Bank) Limited access and an unreliable electricity supply is not just about rolling black outs. Access to affordable, reliable and...
Brazil: a decade of pro-poor policies

Brazil: a decade of pro-poor policies

As the World Cup takes place in Brazil, Rita Formolo looks at the difference a decade of pro-poor policies has made in reducing poverty and inequality in the country. There is a stark urban divide between those who possess the means for a decent life and those who are...
Using food waste to fight food poverty

Using food waste to fight food poverty

Grainne Carley spoke to Aoibheann O’Brien from FoodCloud to find out more about how their initiative is tackling food waste and poverty. Started by students, FoodCloud aims to reduce poverty, reduce waste and share food. Aoibheann and Iseult are the enterprising duo...
Sinned not sinful?

Sinned not sinful?

People often assume that prisoners deserve to be locked up. Societies have laws and penalties for breaking those laws. It is as simple as that. For most of us, it would be unthinkable to believe that some people are destined to commit crime. But could it be that our...