Reaction to draft Programme for Government

Posted on Thursday, 18 June 2020

Social Justice Ireland believes the draft Programme for Government (PfG), Our Shared Future, contains several policies and proposals that, if resourced and implemented, would represent a significant step to creating a fairer and more just Ireland. Certainly, the environmental reforms contained within the PfG have the potential to transform Irish society for the better. Many other proposed social reforms also look very positive.

The PfG also contains a number of causes for concern, including lack of real ambition around poverty. A full analysis of the 130-page document will be published in due course. In the meantime, our initial response highlights 10 positives contained within the PfG and 10 causes for concern. We go on to list other areas contained in the document on which Social Justice Ireland had advocated and campaigned.