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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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Ireland’s response to the Ukrainian crisis – a blueprint for a better future?

Sunday, 22 May 2022
Migrations in Our Common Home -  Ukrainian Response

Ireland’s response to the Ukrainian migrants has been almost exemplary and this “human rights first” approach should be the blueprint for a reshaping of Ireland’s International Protection system, according to a policy briefing published today by a new Roundtable on ‘Migration in our Common Home’, chaired by Social Justice Ireland and including members from across civil society, NGOs and academics.

However, it is not without its flaws. Within the Irish response is a heavy reliance on the community and voluntary sector to provide supports such as coordination of accommodation, teaching English, supporting family placements and so on. It was the community and voluntary sector who amplified safeguarding concerns relating to…

Cut the Debt

Friday, 20 May 2022
Cut the Debt

Recognising All Work

Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Work not equal to Job

Progress on funding for higher education

Monday, 16 May 2022
Education lifecycle

Eliminate Financial Exclusion

Friday, 13 May 2022
Financial Exclusion

More than one in five rentals subsidised by HAP

Wednesday, 11 May 2022
private sector solutions

The latest data from the CSO on Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Properties by Local Electoral Area indicate that more than one in five, 20.9 per cent, of all tenancies registered with the…


mother pushing baby out of nest

International Day for Biodiversity

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”

Jacques Deval

Social dialogue must include all stakeholders not just some

Monday, 9 May 2022

More than 580,000 people are still living in poverty in Ireland, of which 164,000 are children

Friday, 6 May 2022
SILC 2021

More Talk, More Action? What's Needed on Housing

Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Urban rural distance

The housing system in Ireland has become characterised by profit and privatisation:  private developers building on State land; private landlords receiving large subsidies to provide “social…

Government Budgets failing low income households

Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Empty Pockets

The fundamental test for every Government is whether, when it leaves office, those with the least in our society are in a better position than when it entered office. The choices that Government…

Time to review fossil fuel subsidies

Friday, 29 April 2022
CSO Fossil Fuel subsidies 2020

Separate Commitments, Separate Targets, Same Money?

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Access, Waiting Times and Expenditure on Healthcare

Monday, 25 April 2022
Access to healthcare

The Challenge of Long-Term Unemployment

Friday, 22 April 2022
Long-term unemployed