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#Social Justice Ireland

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

The 9 stories you need to know this morning, including the latest on the woman’s body found in a bag in Dublin, today’s EU summit, and the banker who is giving back his bonus…

Government ‘failing its own targets’ on poverty and unemployment

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

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 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

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

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