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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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Employment and Disability

Friday, 2 December 2022
disability and employment

This Saturday, 3rd December 2022, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In this article we look at the interaction between disability and employment.

643,131 people with a disability in Ireland as of the last Census – that’s 13.5% of the population.  This represented an increase of 47,796 persons (8%) on the 2011 figure of 595,335. In 2016, 311,580 (48.4%) persons with a disability were male while 331,551 (51.6%) were female.

The most common disability was a difficulty with pain, breathing or other chronic illness which was experienced by 46.1 per cent of all people with a disability.  This was followed by a difficulty with basic physical activities, experienced by 40.9 per cent. The report found that both…

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

Towards Wellbeing For All - Conference Videos and Papers

Monday, 21 November 2022
Conference Flyer

On Wednesday, 16th November 2022, Social Justice Ireland held our Annual Social Policy Conference. This year's Conference was on the theme 'Towards Wellbeing for All'. We posed the…


poinsettea wreath

“Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week”

William Dean Howells

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

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

Our recent publication Poverty Focus 2022 analysed the contribution that increases to welfare payments and supports have made to recent reductions in the headline poverty risk measure.       …

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

Completions Up, Sizes Down

Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Accommodation for All