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    Key Things To Know About Fairtrade

    As Fairtrade Fortnight began just the other day, you may have seen various Fairtrade related posts online. If you would like to know exactly what Fairtrade is and what they do in simpler terms then read on. Here are some key things to know about Fairtrade… What exactly is Fairtrade?  Fair trade is a worldwide movement that aims to help farmers and producers in developing countries. The term fair trade means that the farmers and the producers receive a fair price for the goods that they produce. History of Fairtrade The Fairtrade Foundation was formed in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, the World Development Movement and the National…

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    Is change up ahead?

    Mark the date in your diaries! The Irish General Election will take place on Saturday 8th February 2020. It will be the first time the general election has taken place on a Saturday since 14th December 1918 – the formation of the first Dail. We need a new group of leaders to solve the various crises that have sprung out of control in the last nine years Fine Gael have been in power. It’s time for the government to step up. At the moment in Ireland, we have three considerable issues that need to be addressed: Homelessness, Hospital overcrowding (trolley crisis) and the housing crisis. As we enter a new…

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    The Cork Homeless

    Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year for many in Ireland but that isn’t the case for homeless people. While the majority of Ireland’s homeless live on the streets of Dublin, the amount of people presenting as homeless in Cork has significantly risen. The figures  In 2018, the number of adults presenting as homeless in Cork rose from 358 to 491. That’s an increase of 133 homeless people in the region. Figures released in February 2019 showed that there were exactly 9,987 people registered as homeless in Ireland. 514 of those individuals were in Cork City. In October of this year, 447 adults were in emergency accommodation in…

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