Each week, the Business Post assesses comments made in Election 2020 to determine, as far as possible, if they are true or false
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Poverty is falling” in his statement announcing the dissolution of the Dáil at Leinster House on January 14.
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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