Austerity reaching breaking point says archbishop

The Archbishop of Dublin has said that austerity measures in Ireland are now reaching a “social breaking point”.

24th April, 2013
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

The Archbishop of Dublin has said that austerity measures in Ireland are now reaching a “social breaking point".

Delivering the Russo Family Lecture at Fordham University in New York this afternoon, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said teachers had told him that many children came to school without having had breakfast.

In some schools, children were so under-nourished that their learning ability was being hindered. Martin also said that people who were contributors to the Society...

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