Launch of Social Justice Ireland's Budget 2023 Response

Join us on Wednesday, 28th September 2022 at 11am online or in the Trinity City Hotel, Dublin 2, as we present the first comprehensive response to Budget 2023 and its impact.

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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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Budget 2023 must implement the "blueprint" for International Protection

Monday, 15 August 2022
Ukrainian Response

As of January 2022, there were 8,582 people living in the Direct Provision system spread across 73 locations, comprising both main centres and emergency accommodation. In contrast and addition to those seeking international protection, by the 22nd May 2022, 33,151 Ukrainian refugees have arrived, being granted automatic temporary protection status, with many more expected.


Neither the Day Report from 2020 and the subsequent White Paper in 2021 which sets out Government policy to replace the Direct Provision system and establish a new International Protection Support Service could have predicted this two tier system for those seeking protection. The significant challenges to the implementation of the white paper that…

Budget 2023 must deliver Just Taxation

Friday, 12 August 2022
Tax Budget

Budget 2023 must address Healthcare Inequalities

Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Access to healthcare

Budget 2023 is an opportunity for Rural and Regional Development

Monday, 8 August 2022
balanced regional dev

Tax and Benefit Changes, 2020-2022

Friday, 5 August 2022
Tax Budget

Budget 2023 must deliver for Older People

Wednesday, 3 August 2022
ageing demographic

Ireland has an increasingly ageing population and it is imperative, both from the perspective of the individual and the supporting structures, that ageing in place becomes the default approach.…


oscar wilde

“The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

Oscar Wilde

Government must increase supports for vulnerable households as mortgage rates increase

Monday, 1 August 2022
mortgage arrears burden 2

Wellbeing in Ireland - What Counts?

Friday, 29 July 2022
Measuring Progress

Earth Overshoot Day 2022

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Today, July 28th, is Earth Overshoot Day for 2022. This is the day when globally, we have used all the biological resources that our Earth regenerates during the entire year. We now need 1.75…

Minimum social welfare rates must increase by €20 in Budget 2023

Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Equity of access

In today’s, Wednesday July 27th Budget Forum, hosted by Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, Social Justice Ireland will make the case for an increase in core social…

Budget 2023 must address Educational Disadvantage

Monday, 25 July 2022
Education and employment

Benchmarking Social Welfare should begin with Budget 2023

Friday, 22 July 2022
benchmark social welf

Budget 2023 must invest in ODA, Climate Finance AND increased migration

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Rural communities and a Just Transition

Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Rural economy