Measuring Ireland's Progress: launch of the Sustainable Progress Index 2023

Monday, 20th February 2023 is Global Justice Day. Join us and our panel of experts at 1pm as we launch our 2023 Sustainable Progress Index measuring Ireland's progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and comparing that progress to our EU-14 peers. 

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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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Vacant Dwelling Indicators based on Metered Electricity Consumption 2021

Wednesday, 8 February 2023
CSO Infographic

A new report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 'Vacant Dwelling Indicators based on Metered Electricity Consumption 2021' examines "active network connections with a suitably low level of consumption over four consecutive quarters" and designates these as vacant. This is a different approach distinct from definitions of vacancy which are based usually on a ‘point in time’, such as a Census or property tax figures gathered by Revenue. The CSO caveat the data as due to the limitations of the data, these indicators of vacancy based on the utility data should not be used to measure the number of properties that could potentially be available for reuse.

A new report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 'Vacant Dwelling…

Meeting renewable energy targets a huge challenge

Monday, 6 February 2023
Green Transition

Long Term Commitment Needed, Not One Off Payments

Friday, 3 February 2023
Persistent Poverty

"Every Billionaire is a Policy Failure" - Oxfam Report highlights rise in inequality

Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Income Distribution

Ireland and the EU face home care challenges

Monday, 30 January 2023
elder care

Ireland must improve Sustainable Energy Sources for Transport

Friday, 27 January 2023
bus stop and bus

A recent Report from Eurostat, examines the percentage of renewable energy sources in transport in the EU 2021. The current target is 14 per cent by 2030. The 2020 target was missed by 0.9…



“With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”

Barack Obama

Combatting Misinformation - Ireland signs up to the Declaration on a Trusted, Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Future

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Time for action on biodiversity loss

Monday, 23 January 2023
SDG 13 Climate Action

Locked Out of the Market

Friday, 20 January 2023
Rent Burden

Locked Out of the Market is a quarterly report published by the Simon Communities of Ireland based on a snapshot survey conducted over three consecutive days. This latest version published in…

Addressing Child Poverty could save the economy billions of euro

Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Persistent Poverty

The OECD launched its new Observatory on Social Mobility and Equal Opportunity late last year (2022), providing insights into social disadvantage, its causes and consequences as well as how to…

Ireland faces challenges in meeting waste targets

Monday, 16 January 2023

Internet Coverage and Usage in Ireland 2022

Friday, 13 January 2023
Internet Coverage and Usage in Ireland 2022

Educational Attainment in Ireland

Wednesday, 11 January 2023
CSO Educational Attainment 2022

Towards Wellbeing For All - Housing and Local Area

Monday, 9 January 2023