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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.
    Social Justice Ireland

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Implement Skills Transfer Programmes

Friday, 22 September 2023
Skills Transfer

Census 2016 reports that 342,000 people in the work force were non-Irish nationals, with the four leading origins being the UK, Poland, Lithuania and Romania. Forty-two percent of all non-Irish national workers were employed in four main sectors, namely Wholesale and Retail Trade (45,812), Accommodation and Food Services (40,859), Manufacturing Industries (36,387) and Human Health and Social Work (21,779). In terms of socio-economic groupings, nearly half (47 per cent) were classified in non-manual, manual skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled occupations, compared with 39 per cent of Irish nationals. This is at variance with the high educational qualifications of immigrants, indicating that many are…

What's the alternative to Automatic Enrolment?

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Pension Pot

Budget 2024 and taxation - an opportunity for reform

Monday, 18 September 2023
Tax Budget

Human Trafficking in Ireland

Friday, 15 September 2023

ODA, Climate Finance, and Loss and Damage in Budget 2024

Wednesday, 13 September 2023
global south just policies

Government risks another regressive budget if it continues to prioritise one-off payments

Monday, 11 September 2023

Government will repeat the mistakes of last year and deliver a regressive budget if does not prioritise income adequacy over one-off payments.  Instead of again relying on one-off payments,…



‘Nothing ever happened in the past. Nothing will ever happen in the future, it will happen in the NOW.’

Eckhart Tolle

The Unfair Legacy of Budget 2023 measures

Friday, 8 September 2023
Left Behind

Government is failing older people, more support required in Budget 2024

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Home Care

If Ireland is to be "the best country in Europe to be a child", the new Child Poverty Unit needs to deliver real strategic action

Monday, 4 September 2023

Child poverty does not exist in a vacuum. Children live in families, households, and societies. They are impacted by the physical environment in which they live. While the establishment of a…

Budget 2024 must deliver a Just Transition

Friday, 1 September 2023
Just Transition Dialogue

Budget 2024 must ensure that our investment strategy supports the ambition of the climate action plan, a just transition to a green economy, emission reductions, and expedites progress towards…

Child Poverty must be addressed in Budget 2024

Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Child Benefit

Budget 2024 - Despite record surpluses, challenges persist

Monday, 28 August 2023
Tax Budget

Welfare must increase in Budget 2024

Friday, 25 August 2023
welfare state

Budget 2024 must restore Social Dialogue

Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Promote Social Dialogue