Election Factcheck

Each week, the Business Post assesses comments made in Election 2020 to determine, as far as possible, if they are true or false

19th January, 2020
Election Factcheck
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Poverty is falling” in his statement announcing the dissolution of the Dáil at Leinster House on January 14.

Verdict: true

The facts: the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) Survey on Income and Living Conditions shows a decline in people experiencing poverty in recent years. The percentage of the population in consistent poverty has decreased since 2012, falling from 8.2 per cent to 5.6 per cent...

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