A figure of zero may be impossible but it still should be the aim.
That's the view of Wexford TD Verona Murphy in response to the Ombudsman for Children's report for eradicating child poverty.
The initiative seeks commitment from Government to prioritise children as they plan for life post Covid.
Speaking in the Dáil, Independent Deputy Murphy says child poverty links with the housing crisis:
"The press release of the ombudsman and I welcome it provides food for thought, we can clearly see the links with the general housing problems which currently exist.
Poverty levels in children has decreased in recent times, but it stills needs to improve.
"Thankfully in modern times, childhood poverty levels are reducing and have reduced. And so too, have general poverty levels.
I'm sure we've all heard our older family members tell stories of walking miles to school in bare feet. however, this general improvement in overall poverty levels in the last century should make us even more keen to continue to improve."