This week, Social Justice Ireland renewed its call for reform of the social welfare system, rather than once-off assistance. The group appeared before the Oireachtas Environment Committee yesterday, alongside St Vincent De Paul and Friends of the Earth, to discuss ways to help the 377 thousand people currently living in energy poverty.
Meanwhile, a survey published by Barnardos this morning shows that 7 in 10 parents are worried about being able to provide basics like food, heat and electricity for their family.
The survey also highlighted that more children are going to school with holes in their shoes or no lunch because of the cost-of-living crisis.
Our reporter Jodie Curran spoke with Madeline Uí Mhealóid who is the Cavan rep for St Vincent de Paul.
She began by asking if the Cavan branch is dealing with similar situations locally: