People are defined as living in poverty if their income and resources (material, cultural and social) are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society generally. As a result of inadequate income and resources people may be excluded and marginalised from participating in activities which are considered the norm for other people in society.
Relate Magazine – The journal of developments in social services, policy and legislation in Ireland.
The April 2018 issue of Relate describes the provisions of the United Nation Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the implementation of the UNCRPD in Ireland.
The February/March issue of Relate provides a housing update on government policies and strategies with particular focus on progress to date of Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, which was published in July 2016.
The January 2018 issue of Relate looks at various legislation and issues regarding farming in Ireland including the leasing of agricultural land, collaborative farming such as partnerships and share farming, occupiers’ liability legislation for landowners, and health and safety on the farm for workers.