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Publications from 2013

Analysis shows poorest 10% took biggest hit since the crash.  Latest statistics show poorest 10% of population lost 18.4% of real disposable income compared to 11.4% loss among the richest 10% since the crash of 2008.

Budget 2014 provides no guiding vision, no real sense of direction for Ireland’s future, and no sustainable solutions to the major challenges Ireland faces.

Social Justice Ireland  presents a viable policy framework that would secure both solidarity and sustainable recovery in the decade ahead.

Ireland could and should have a Universal Pension for everyone over 65. it could be paid for principally by standard rating the current tax-break for private pensions. More than 80% of benefit of the current tax break goes to the 20% with highest earnings. A Universal Pension would be simpler, fairer and more just as well as being sustainable in the decades ahead.

Social Justice Ireland's  Policy Briefing on Investing for Growth, Jobs and Recovery 2013 

Social Justice Ireland's Budget Choices 2014

Social Justice Ireland's Policy Briefing-Programme for Solidarity and Sustainable Recovery 2013

"Ireland and the crisis - a Narrative" - this Occasional Paper was originally published in April 2013 as chapter 2 in Social Justice Ireland’s Socio-Economic Review 2013 entitled ‘What would real recovery look like?'

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