Social Justice Ireland Seminar: Adam Smith at 300: Insights on the 21st Century Economy from the Father of Economics

Come join us in the Members' Room, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2 on Wednesday, 21st June 2023 for a morning seminar of national and international experts discussing Adam Smith, his impact, legacy and what we still have to learn. Registration is free, but places are limited.

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    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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Social Enterprise on the Island of Ireland

Friday, 2 June 2023
NESC - Council Report No.161 – Social Enterprise on the Island of Ireland

A new Report from the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Social Enterprise on the island of Ireland (Council Report No. 161) "describes the contribution of social enterprises to economic, social and environmental wellbeing on the island of Ireland". A social enterprise works to achieve a social or environmental impact as opposed to making a profit that benefits an owner or shareholders. These enterprises provide jobs and services in areas of disadvantage to marginalised groups. Support for social enterprise is recognised as an important way to enhance wellbeing in communities and should continue to be resourced.

A new Report from the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Social Enterprise on the…

Who has benefitted from Budget income tax changes?

Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Fair tax

Core social welfare rates must increase by €25 in Budget 2024

Monday, 29 May 2023

Sustainable Development in the EU

Friday, 26 May 2023
children and sdgs

Social Justice Ireland Co-Founders Honoured With Dr. Mary Redmond Award

Thursday, 25 May 2023

The Food Security Crisis

Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Food and Energy Income Impact

Ireland is the second most food secure country in the world, ranking behind Finland out of 113 countries, according to the Global Food Security Index 2022 (The Economist Group, 2022). The Index…


Flowers Garden Colorful spring garden

“If peace truly reigns within the family, if the family imparts not only knowledge but true moral values, and is a place where one learns to live in an upright and altruistic way, then it becomes possible to build the rest of society on these foundations. For me, the family unit has enormous responsibility” 

The Dalai Lama

Environmental Subsidies and Transfers in Ireland 2021

Monday, 22 May 2023
Environmental Subsidies and Similar Transfers 2021

Childcare in Ireland

Friday, 19 May 2023

The Energy Security Crisis

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Directly related to the cost-of-living crisis, indeed one of the main drivers, is the cost of energy. More than half (59.5 per cent) of the increase in inflation to January 2023 was caused by…

‘Ireland’s approach to migration is not fit for purpose’ – Roundtable on Migrations in Our Common Home

Monday, 15 May 2023
Social Justice Ireland

The central message from the Roundtable on Migrations in Our Common Home latest policy brief is that Ireland’s existing approach to international protection is not fit for purpose. It is time to…

Poverty in Ireland

Friday, 12 May 2023
Cartoon of Man holding open empty pockets

The Cost of Living Crisis

Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Persistent Poverty

Prioritise people and community over unbridled profits

Monday, 8 May 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals 2022

Friday, 5 May 2023