Poverty conference hears appeal for action

A conference on poverty in Letterkenny has been told that the worst off cannot take further cuts, and alternatives must be found ahead of December's budget.

The seminar was the first of its kind for the North West, and formed part of a series of seminars to mark the 2010 European Year of Poverty and Social Exclusion.

Organiser Ann Irwin, Coordinator of the Community Worker’s Cooperative says participants discussed poverty in the North West region, and how it can be addressed at local, national and European levels.

She says it's important that Minister Pat Carey and others take heed of what's being said at community level...........

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