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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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The need for a New Social Contract

Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Social Contract graphic

Social Justice Ireland welcomes comments by new Taoiseach Simon Harris TD in his inaugural speech on the need for a new social contract. It is important to acknowledge that despite well documented problems and challenges, Ireland is in the privileged position of having public services and social infrastructure to rely on at times of crisis. This is due to the social contract that underpins our social infrastructure. The social contract as a concept has evolved to encompass a situation whereby citizens contribute to the common good – whether economically, socially or culturally – on the assumption that the State will ensure a minimum standard of living, provision of essential social services and infrastructure, and the…

World Happiness Report 2024

Monday, 8 April 2024
World Happiness Report 2024 report cover
World Happiness Report 2024

Volunteering in Ireland

Thursday, 4 April 2024
Volunteering in Ireland CSO Graphic

Inclusion indicators 2023 - Ireland scores 5.2 out of 10

Monday, 1 April 2024
No entry barrier

Platform Work

Monday, 25 March 2024
Work and job quality

John Barry - Just transition: a conflict transformation approach

Thursday, 21 March 2024
Just Transition

Our 2023 Annual Social Policy Conference was on the theme of 'A Just Transition'. The fundamental principle of a Just Transition is to leave no people, communities, economic sectors or regions…


hen chickens

“Freedom is to be in possession of oneself”

George W. F. Hegel

The Social Justice Movement – A Fifty Year View

Monday, 18 March 2024
Retirement event with President Higgins

Social Prescribing Day 2024

Monday, 11 March 2024
Health graphic

More than 559,800 people are still living in poverty in Ireland, of which 176,912 are children

Thursday, 7 March 2024
Persistent Poverty

559,850 people in Ireland are living in poverty, of which 176,912 are children.

145,561 people living in poverty are in employment - the “working poor”.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - 4th to 17th March 2024

Monday, 4 March 2024
Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 logo

The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 is The World is Boiling – And it’s Unfair!
The focus is on small-scale farmers & producers,how they are…

Social Justice Ireland is recruiting an Economic and Social Analyst

Wednesday, 28 February 2024
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Ireland's progress towards achieving the UN SDGs - Goal 1 No Poverty 2024

Monday, 26 February 2024
Ireland's UN SDGs - Goal 1 No Poverty 2024 graphic

Immediate action on climate has widespread benefits

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Ireland Ranks 8th out of 14 EU countries on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Sustainable Progress Index 2024