Launch of Measuring Ireland's Progress: Sustainable Progress Index 2022, Friday, 18th February 2022

Measuring Progress: Sustainable Progress Index 2022 ranks comparable EU countries based on their delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Written by Prof. Charles M.A. Clark of St John’s University, NY and Dr. Catherine Kavanagh of UCC, the index compares EU countries across all UN SDGs, assesses their performance on each individual SDG and creates a ranking table for performance overall.

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European Year of Youth 2022

Friday, 21 January 2022

To mark 2022 being the European Year of Youth, Eurostat published the proportion of young people at regional level in the EU. As of the 1st January 2020, 73.6 million people or one out of every 6 people was aged between 15 and 29 years old. 51 per cent (37.8 million) were young men and 49 per cent (35.8 million) were young women. In Ireland, there were 919,301 people between the ages of 15 and 29 years of age, equating to 18.5 per cent of the overall population.

There was an almost even split between three age categories:

Aged 15-19 – 323,325

Aged 20-24 – 305,817

Aged 25-29 – 290,159

The European Commission is making a commitment to the youth of Europe by acknowledging that it “needs the vision, engagement…

National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027

Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Accommodation for All

The Cost of Disability in Ireland

Monday, 17 January 2022
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Numbers not adding up in Housing for All

Friday, 14 January 2022
Housing for all

Too Poor for Insolvency - Time for a Public PIP

Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Empty Pockets

Poverty increases by 150% after rent is included for households receiving subsidies

Monday, 10 January 2022
Rural Sufficient Income

The poverty risk of households in receipt of housing subsidies is two and a half times greater after they have paid their rent, according to Social Justice Ireland’s latest study, titled…


Cranes in flight

“You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

Sharon Creech

Public Participation Networks - Launch of the 2020 Annual Report

Friday, 7 January 2022
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Online Consultation on pilot Basic Income for the Arts - Open Today

Thursday, 6 January 2022
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Housing costs push 300,000 into poverty

Wednesday, 5 January 2022
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The latest data released from the CSO indicate that 13.2 per cent of the population, more than 660,000 people, were at risk of poverty in 2020. But the cost of accommodation is not included in…

National Risk Assessment ignores poverty pandemic

Wednesday, 22 December 2021
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The Government of Ireland published the National Risk Assessment 2021/2022 (NRA) on Friday, 17th December 2021. The NRA was introduced post-2008 to provide an outline of the key risks for Ireland…

Annual Sustainable Growth Survey

Monday, 20 December 2021
Ireland EU Flags

More than 660,000 people in poverty in 2020, over 210,000 are children

Friday, 17 December 2021
Persistent Poverty

Counting Poverty and Deprivation in Ireland

Wednesday, 15 December 2021
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Housing cost over burden for tenants remains a major challenge

Monday, 13 December 2021
Housing for all