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Publications from 2015

'Social Progress in Ireland' - the paper presented by Prof. Charles Clark and Dr. Catherine Kavanagh at Social Justice Ireland's Social Policy Conference 2015 is available to download below.

'What should Ireland do now' - the paper presented by Social Justice Ireland at the Social Policy Conference 2015 is available to download below.
 

'On Responsibility and Tax Policy: an exploration based on Ireland and Malawi' the paper presented by Dr. Sheila Killian at Social Justice Ireland's Social Policy Conference 2015 is available to download below. 
 

This study examines 8 of the options currently being considered by Government as possible changes to income tax levels as policy reform for Budget 2016.  It examines the 8 options from the perspective of fairness.
 

Europe: A Union for the Powerless as well as the Powerful? Review of the Social Situation in Europe and Considerations for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Future is the fourth report in Social Justice Ireland's European Research Series. This report adresses a series of key issues including unemployment, social investment, taxation and poverty and social exclusion across the EU 28 member states.  The report identifies key trends and makes policy proposals in key areas.

The National Social Monitor 2015 outlines the present situation on a range of policy issues that impact on people’s well-being.  Social Justice Ireland presents the National Social Monitor as a contribution to the public debate that is urgently needed on Ireland’s future and how Ireland is performing in terms of promoting the wellbeing of all in society.

The Living Wage technical paper for 2015 has just been published.  The 2015 Living Wage rate is €11.50 per hour. This is the average gross salary required by full-time employed adult (without dependents) to afford a socially acceptable minimum standard of living across Ireland.

Social Justice Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation completed in-depth review of evidence on obesity and food poverty in Ireland in June 2015.  This report examines the future health costs of obesity and food poverty and makes a proposal for health related taxation as a policy instrument to address the challenge Ireland faces.

Social Justice Ireland's Response to the Government's Spring Economic Statement 2015 may be accessed here.

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