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Over 90,000 children are living in consistent poverty in Ireland. Barnardos sees the impact of poverty on children across Ireland every day in our projects. In many of the communities we work in childhood is overshadowed by the hopelessness that poverty can bring. The Barnardos Knows Poverty Campaign aims to raise as much support as we can to pressure the Government to keep their promise to protect children in Budget 2012.

To do this have launched a petition to mobilise the parent power of Ireland to make a stand against cuts that will affect children. We want as many parents (and other supporters) as possible to sign this petition between October 3rd and November 30th, when we will submit it to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan ahead of Budget day.