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#Social Justice Ireland

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 6 September, 2021

Think tank calls for €10 per week social welfare increase
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Think tank calls for €10 per week social welfare increase

Sep 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 31,007 Views 106 Comments

The hike would see the maximum personal rate rise from €203 to €213 in this years budget.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 21 June, 2021

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years

Jun 21st 2021, 7:37 AM 13,975 Views 20 Comments

The average price of homes bought by institutions also increased dramatically from 2016 to 2019, from €229,627 to €304,811.

# social-justice-ireland - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index

Feb 21st 2020, 10:34 PM 15,737 Views 34 Comments

Ireland ranked 10th out of 15 comparable countries on a UN Sustainable Progress Index.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 1 April, 2019

One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland
# Squeezed
# Squeezed

One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland

Apr 1st 2019, 2:14 PM 16,473 Views 38 Comments

Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.

# social-justice-ireland - Friday 5 October, 2018

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?
# Opinion
# Opinion

How is it fair that the tourism industry still gets a subsidy of half a billion euros?

Oct 5th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,232 Views 27 Comments

The landscape has changed since the VAT rate was cut for the hospitality sector in 2011, writes Eamon Murphy.

# social-justice-ireland - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Ireland needs to increase its tax take by €3 billion to have a fair and equal society, report says
# Less Is Not More
# Less Is Not More

Ireland needs to increase its tax take by €3 billion to have a fair and equal society, report says

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:05 AM 27,010 Views 153 Comments

In a new book, Social Justice Ireland makes the case for a higher tax take for standards the Irish people “expect and deserve”.

# social-justice-ireland - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty

Feb 1st 2017, 3:36 PM 21,740 Views 98 Comments

New figures have been released today by the CSO.

# social-justice-ireland - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work
# Underemployment
# Underemployment

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work

Jan 31st 2017, 6:05 AM 10,693 Views 28 Comments

Some of this work gives rise to increased dependency on State income supports like jobseekers benefit, new research shows.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 12 September, 2016

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget

Sep 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,129 Views 106 Comments

Single earners above €70,044 would gain €3,145 per annum, more than 4.5 times the gains for a worker on €25,000.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 5 September, 2016

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan

Sep 5th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,301 Views 20 Comments

Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities
# Poverty
# Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

Sep 1st 2014, 7:55 AM 14,237 Views 41 Comments

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 30 June, 2014

16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

16% of people in Ireland living below poverty line have jobs

Jun 30th 2014, 8:37 AM 11,519 Views 36 Comments

A briefing document from Social Justice Ireland said the government needs to close the huge income divides in the country.

# social-justice-ireland - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty
# Ignored
# Ignored

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:46 AM 9,001 Views 97 Comments

A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.

# social-justice-ireland - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Social Justice Ireland says Government’s new tax proposals should be rejected
# In Fairness
# In Fairness

Social Justice Ireland says Government’s new tax proposals should be rejected

Mar 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,801 Views 68 Comments

The think tank said the proposals should be rejected as they will only benefit higher earners.

# social-justice-ireland - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

IBEC: Income tax reduction needed as employers can’t afford pay increases
# Tax Bands
# Tax Bands

IBEC: Income tax reduction needed as employers can’t afford pay increases

Feb 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,103 Views 56 Comments

Social Justice Ireland is calling for a system of refundable tax credits instead of a widening of tax bands.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 16 September, 2013

Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s
# Pensions
# Pensions

Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s

Sep 16th 2013, 8:16 AM 6,122 Views 24 Comments

A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,663 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# social-justice-ireland - Friday 20 July, 2012

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'

Jul 20th 2012, 8:23 AM 3,361 Views 49 Comments

Over 200,000 children living in households that are experiencing poverty, say latest figures.

# social-justice-ireland - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

Jul 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 2,287 Views 23 Comments

Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 16 July, 2012

Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent
# Income
# Income

Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent

Jul 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,205 Views 83 Comments

Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.

# social-justice-ireland - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland
# Poverty
# Poverty

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland

Apr 10th 2012, 7:34 AM 7,450 Views 56 Comments

A new report from Social Justice Ireland says that of those living in poverty in Ireland, 200,000 are children. The organisation says that the social welfare system is not fit for purpose and should be replaced.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 30 January, 2012

Government ‘failing its own targets’ on poverty and unemployment
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Government ‘failing its own targets’ on poverty and unemployment

Jan 30th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,568 Views 9 Comments

Key targets set by the Government after it came to power will be missed, Social Justice Ireland has warned.

# social-justice-ireland - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body

Oct 18th 2011, 7:15 AM 563 Views 16 Comments

Social Justice Ireland says two-thirds of Ireland’s budget cuts should come from tax increases, though not from income tax.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 17 October, 2011

Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money

Oct 17th 2011, 2:34 PM 862 Views 6 Comments

Social Justice Ireland met with the Troika today and spoke to them about changes needed to protect the poor and vulnerable in Ireland.

# social-justice-ireland - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

‘Alternative Budget’ claims to save €3.6billion without hitting poor

Oct 5th 2011, 7:18 PM 1,180 Views 33 Comments

New proposals would deliver the necessary savings while also making Ireland fairer, according to Social Justice Ireland.

# social-justice-ireland - Monday 31 January, 2011

Gap between rich and poor broadened since 1987
# Poverty
# Poverty

Gap between rich and poor broadened since 1987

Jan 31st 2011, 8:28 AM 664 Views 0 Comments

The last 24 years – which saw Fianna Fáil in power for 21 – saw the top 10% of earners gain most, a new report says.