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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.
    Social Justice Ireland

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Wellbeing for Ireland - Making a Paradigm Shift

Friday, 26 November 2021
Social Justice Ireland

In the Programme for Government, published last year, the Government committed that its "overriding focus is to improve the wellbeing of the Irish people and society". Part of that commitment was the development of a set of wellbeing indicators to provide a holistic view of how our society is faring, and a "balanced scorecard for each area of public policy, focused on outcomes and the impact that those policies have on individuals and communities. Initially, this will be focused on housing, education, and health.". But what should Wellbeing look like?


Beyond Economic Growth

There is a popular maxim in social statistics: ‘if it doesn’t count, it’s not counted’. Social statistics are almost universally the product…

Participation for Wellbeing

Wednesday, 24 November 2021
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Social Rights for All? Time to Deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights - Conference Videos and Papers

Monday, 22 November 2021
Photo of speakers

National Adult Safeguarding Day - 19th November 2021

Friday, 19 November 2021
Safeguarding Day 2021

The EU must not fail for the third time to tackle poverty, unemployment and social exclusion

Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Social Rights for All Flyer

Lifelong Learning will be a key part of pandemic recovery

Monday, 15 November 2021
early years education

The OECD Skills Outlook 2021 looks at the need for countries to improve efforts to support lifelong learning to enable people to navigate a rapidly changing world of work shaped by globalisation…


martin luther king

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King

Environmental Rights and the Community

Friday, 12 November 2021
rural entrepreneur support

Little Housing for All as new dwelling completions fall

Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Social House Construct

Progress towards ODA Targets in Budget 2022

Monday, 8 November 2021
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Budget 2022 allocated €1.044bn to Ireland’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme; an increase of €140m overall including an increase of €33.9m in the allocation from the Department of…

Time to COP on to Climate Change

Friday, 5 November 2021
extreme weather

This week, the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Glasgow.  This is a summit that will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and…

Sustainability, the Environment & Just Transition in Budget 2022

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Impact of Tax & Benefit Changes, 2020-2022

Monday, 1 November 2021
Tax Budget

Homelessness becoming normal as no effort to end it in sight

Friday, 29 October 2021
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Effective Tax Rates after Budget 2022 and Why Ireland remains a low tax country

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
tax expenditure budget