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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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Vacancy and Dereliction in Ireland

Thursday, 25 July 2024

According to the Census 2022, there were 163,433 (excluding holiday homes) vacant properties on Census night 2022. Approximately 30 per cent of vacant properties enumerated in 2022 were also vacant in 2016 (48,000), while nearly half of those (23,072) were also vacant on Census night 2011.

While the overall figure represents a decrease in vacancy when compared to Census 2016, when the preliminary figures for each county are compared to the county breakdown of the Social Housing Needs Assessment 2022 there remains more vacant properties than households in need in every county, assuming the figures produced in the Summary of Housing Needs Assessment 2022 are correct. Reasons for vacancy are varied, however of the 163,433, more…

Trust and the need for a new Social Contract

Monday, 22 July 2024
CSO Trust Survey inforgraphic

Statement from Social Justice Ireland on the passing of Justin Kilcullen

Wednesday, 17 July 2024
Justin Kilcullen Trocaire

Put common good at the heart of public policy to deliver a Just Transition

Monday, 15 July 2024
Managing change

Government must close income gaps in the Budget and increase minimum social welfare rates by €25

Thursday, 11 July 2024
Adequate social welfare payment

Assessing the Adequacy of Ireland’s Total Tax-Take

Monday, 8 July 2024
Fair tax

The need for a wider tax base is a lesson painfully learnt by Ireland during the 2008-2011 economic crisis. A disastrous combination of a naïve housing policy, a failed regulatory system, and…



“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”


Budget 2025 should close income gaps and build resilient public services

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Wind and solar power key to electricity sector targets

Monday, 1 July 2024

Industry and Waste sectors falling short of climate targets

Thursday, 27 June 2024
Retrofitting graphic

The Climate Change Advisory Council ‘2024 Annual Review: Industry and Waste’ finds that volume of waste being produced in Ireland remains too high, and the rates of reuse and recycling are…

Ireland on course to miss 2030 targets by a substantial shortfall

Monday, 24 June 2024
Emissions targets

Having missed the 2020 emission reductions targets, Ireland is now on course to miss the 2030 emission reduction targets by a substantial shortfall.  Ireland has set out a target of 51 per cent…

Corporation Taxes in Ireland

Monday, 17 June 2024
Progressive & Equitable Taxation

Meaghan Carmody - Using the SDGs to solve the just transition Rubik’s Cube

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Well-being - Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2023

Monday, 10 June 2024
SILC 2023 Wellbeing

Basic Income for Artists

Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Basic Income