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A wide range of material on many policy issues is available on this page.  This includes both material and commentary from Social Justice Ireland and material from other sources.  The policy issues are listed alphabetically in the menu on this page.

2004 February 11: Paper by James Robertson on THE ROLE OF MONEY AND FINANCE: Changing a Central Part of the Problem into a Central Part of the Solution.

October 16, 2006 - Article in Irish Times on the issue of measuring progress

The full Article can be downloaded below

2004, February 9: Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partners makes breakthrough on Rent Supplement issue

The Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partners has made significant progress at a meeting with the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Coughlan TD on the issue of Rent Supplement.

anuary 2006: CORI Justice Commission's submission to Government on Rural Development Strategy 2007-2013.

January 23, 2007: CORI Justice welcomes National Development Plan but calls on Government to provide detailed targets and time frames on social inclusion and social infrastructure proposals

The text of the first formal review of the National Social Partnership Agreement, Towards 2016 has now been published.  This review started in February and concluded in September 2008. During that period there were dramatic changes in the economic and fiscal context in which the review was taking place.

2003, July 18th: Final draft of the new EU Treaty presented to the Italian Presidency of the EU by the Convention on the Future of Europe.

1. The Union's aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples. 
2. The Union shall offer its citizens an area of freedom, security and justice without internal 
frontiers, and a single market where competition is free and undistorted.

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