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    Social Justice Ireland is an independent social justice think tank.

    We provide independent social analysis and evidence-based policy proposals, with the aim of creating a sustainable future for every member of society and for societies as a whole. In all of this, we focus on human rights and the common good.
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SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Friday, 1 July 2022
sdg 14

Overall, the EU has achieved steady progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14) ‘Life below water’. A recent article from Eurostat shows that "marine protected areas have increased and fishing activities in most of EU waters appear to have become more sustainable". The outlook for Ocean health is varied with bathing water quality improving and reductions in pollution due to improvements in waste water treatment and management. Continued use of fossil fuels however means that CO2 levels are still adversely impacting ocean water quality. 

Sustainable Progress Index 2022

The conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources by safeguarding and ensuring their sustainable use is the aim of SDG14. It aims to…

Budget 2023 must be a REAL Cost of Living Budget

Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Persistent Poverty

Government should prioritise continued strategic infrastructural investment and cost of living measures in Budget 2023

Monday, 27 June 2022
Food and Energy Income Impact

Public Participation Network Structural Review Report

Friday, 24 June 2022
PPN Review Report

1 in 8 of the population awaiting medical treatment

Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Cut Waiting List

Government should do no harm to low income households in Budget 2023

Monday, 20 June 2022

Government should ensure they do no harm to low-income households in Budget 2023 was the key message from Social Justice Ireland at the National Economic Dialogue 2022.  Uncertainty once…



“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”

Arthur Somers Roche

Winners and Losers - Latest Inflation Data shows Deep Disparities

Friday, 17 June 2022
Food and Energy Income Impact

Time to introduce a REAL living wage

Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Living Wage

Immediate investment in renewable energy key to mitigating worst impacts of climate change

Monday, 13 June 2022
Extreme Weather

Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021 according to the World Meteorological Organisation…

Waste and recycling rates in Ireland

Friday, 10 June 2022
Sdg goal

According to figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2019, Ireland created 3.1 million tonnes of municipal waste and recycled only 37 per cent of it. Ireland also generated…

Female Representation in Politics in Ireland

Wednesday, 8 June 2022
gender equality

Electricity consumption by data centres increased by 32% in 2021

Monday, 6 June 2022
CSO Fossil Fuel Subsidies 2021

Targeted Measures for Low Income Households needed to tackle Cost of Living Crisis

Friday, 3 June 2022
Cash Money

Taxation Outcomes and Reform

Wednesday, 1 June 2022
tax base