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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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Government needs to get serious about its commitment to the Well-being Framework

Monday, 5 December 2022

How is Ireland doing? In a country that still is unable to provide secure affordable housing, timely access to healthcare, support children with extra educational needs and has almost 595,000 people living in poverty, we have a lot of work to do to deliver wellbeing for all.  How do we measure the success or failure of a society? What do economic indicators mean for the health and happiness of individuals?  Government has a wellbeing framework and dashboard in place but what things have we chosen to measure, and what are we doing with this information? Ultimately, as a nation, we want to be well, safe and fulfilled and we want to ensure that so are the generations to come.  In this report we analyse the eleven dimensions of Government’…

Employment and Disability

Friday, 2 December 2022
disability and employment

Accommodation and Disability

Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Cartoon image of different householders

Poverty: A European Perspective

Monday, 28 November 2022
EU and Irish Flags
Cartoon image of EU and Irish flags side by side

Climate Change Performance Index 2023

Friday, 25 November 2022

Almost 900,000 people forced to go without in 2022, of which nearly 250,000 are children

Wednesday, 23 November 2022
SILC Deprivation 2022

The deprivation figures published in today’s Survey of Income and Living Conditions show that just over 876,000 people still struggle to achieve a basic standard of living. The yearly increase…


Field & Mountain

“The man who speaks the truth is always at ease.”

Persian Proverb

Towards Wellbeing For All - Conference Videos and Papers

Monday, 21 November 2022
Conference Flyer

Response to Climate Change “Grossly Inadequate” – Roundtable on Migration

Friday, 18 November 2022
Climate Change and Migration

Towards Wellbeing For All - Measuring what Matters

Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Conference Flyer

Social Justice Ireland's Annual Policy Conference, beginning at 10am today, will address the topic 'Towards Wellbeing for All".


The success or failure of an economy is…

Is a universal energy credit the best response to rising energy costs?

Monday, 14 November 2022
Food and Energy Income Impact

Government announced a universal €600 energy credit to every household at a cost of €1.2bn as one of the key cost of living measures in Budget 2023.  While every household is experiencing rising…

Ill and Disabled Face Highest Risk of Poverty

Friday, 11 November 2022
Cost of Disability

Social Welfare Bill must increase core social welfare rates by €8

Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Food and Energy Income Impact

New Report highlights need for Loss & Damage in Climate Response

Monday, 7 November 2022
climate change

Supporting Financial Education and Inclusion

Friday, 4 November 2022