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Government policy failing to address causes - National Social Monitor Winter 2018

Government policy is addressing the symptoms of problems not the causes of problems.   This has led to a situation where we have 700,000 people on waiting lists for healthcare, over 500,000 homes without broadband, over 11,000 people homeless, close to 110,000 households in need of social housing and a quarter of a million children living in poverty.  This is both unacceptable and unnecessary at a time when resources are available to make a real impact on addressing the causes of these problems.

The areas of housing, healthcare and rural development are examined in Social Justice Ireland's National Social Monitor - Winter 2018, along with education, employment, taxation, local government, income distriibution, and Ireland's progress towards meeting our environmental goals.