Ireland’s UN SDGs – Goal 1 No Poverty 2024

The Central Statistics Office has published ‘Ireland’s UN SDGs – Goal 1 No Poverty 2024’. 

Key Findings:

  • Budget 2024 data showed there was €25.6bn allocated to social welfare, up from €24.9bn in Budget 2023.
  • Ireland’s pension costs increased from €8.9bn in 2021 to over €9.4bn in 2022.
  • The CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) consistent poverty rate was 5.3% in 2022, compared with 4.0% for the previous year. 
  • CSO SILC data for 2022 showed that the at risk of poverty rate rose to 13.1% from 11.6% in 2021.
  • During the last week of December 2023, there were 9,356 homeless adults and 3,962 homeless child dependants in Ireland.

The full details are available here.