Areas of Donegal amongst those most deprived in Ireland

Income levels are continuing to grow much more strongly in Dublin than other parts of the country.

That's a key finding of a report, that says communities that are furthest from major towns tend to be poorer.

The Pobal HP Deprivation Index says rural towns with populations under 5 thousand were hit hardest by recession, and are recovering more slowly.

Martin Quigley from Pobal says the most deprived areas of the country are in our major cities and parts of Donegal: