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When this Government took office in June 2007, few foresaw that record levels of 

The 17 Social Partner groups in the Community and Voluntary Pillar of social partnership have jointly expressed serious concerns about the lack of protection for the vulnerable in our society, in Government plans for national recovery.

EU Commission report on Ireland - accompanying the Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2007 - February 21, 2007.

Fulll Document can be accessed below

European Commission Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2007 sent to the European Council, February 23, 2007.

For the first time Member States have submitted integrated National Reports on strategies for social 
inclusion, pensions, healthcare and long-term care.
 

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion) 2007-2016 - Ireland

The commitments set out in this Plan are 
ambitious and challenging. The new strategic 
framework will facilitate greater co-ordination and 
integration of structures and procedures across 
Government at national and local levels, as well as 
improved reporting and monitoring mechanisms.
 

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.

February 28, 2007: Submission by CORI Justice to the Department of Finance on Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and CO2 emissions

CORI Justice welcomes the decision by the Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen 
T.D., to undertake a review of the nature and structure of vehicle registration tax 
(VRT) as announced in Budget 2007. For some time CORI Justice has advocated the 

An Interim Assessment of Europe's National Social Inclusion Strategies - February 2007

Please find the entire document can be downloaded below

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.

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

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