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This section contains all of Social Justice Ireland’s publications.   These publications are divided into a number of categories – Paper, Policy Briefing, Presentation, Research, Social Policy Book, Socio-Economic Review and Submission.  This section also contains publications on issues not included in the categories listed and publications from other sources.  These are contained in the category ‘Other’.

Social Justice Ireland has published its annual review of the social inclusion aspects of Ireland's National Reform Programme and the Europe 2020 Strategy.  The review examines Ireland's performance in relation to the targets set within the National Reform Programme on poverty and social inclusion, employment and education. 

The Sustainable Progress Index measures Ireland's progress on the SDG's over time compared to the other countries in the EU 15.  It measures progress on economy, society and the environment.  

This report is the third issue of Social Justice Ireland’s Employment Monitor; a quarterly output examining Ireland’s employment situation, including employment numbers, significant labour market trends, and other aspects of the macro-economy.  In this issue, the Employment Monitor focuses on underemployment, low pay, and income adequacy.

'Europe: The Excluded Suffer while Europe Stagnates’ is the tenth publication in Social Justice Ireland’s European Research Series.  The report reviews the social situation in the 28 EU member states and makes some proposals and recommendations for a more sustainable and inclusive future.  It analyses performance in areas such as poverty and inequality, employment, access to key public services and taxation.  

The executive summary of Social Justice Ireland's Socio-Economic Review 2017 'A New Social Contract for a New Century' is available below.

Our Social Policy Book 2016 examines the topic of basic income.  It addresses questions such as:

  • Would a Basic Income system make a difference?
  • How could such a system be put in place?
  • What would it cost?
  • Can we afford it?
  • How are Basic Income proposals being advanced in other countries?

This books is available to download below.  The chapters were first presented at a policy conference on the topic of ‘Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution?'.

Social Justice Ireland's detailed analysis of the impact of Budget 2017 on housing is available to download below.

This paper charts the history and recent developments on Basic Income in Ireland.  It was first published as a chapter in our 2016 Social Policy publication 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?'.  

Social Justice Ireland’s 2016 Social Policy Conference centred around the topic of basic income in Ireland and throughout Europe. It was titled Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution? and explored current thinking about basic income in both the global and Irish contexts. This page draws together, in one handy space, all the associated literature and video material from the day.

Social Justice Ireland's Analysis and Critique of Budget 2017 is available to download below.  This briefing provides a comprehensive anaylsis of Budget 2017 including areas such as taxation, social protection, health, education, employment, distributional impact, housing and ODA. 

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