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Publications from 2018

Following up on Social Justice Ireland’s Sustainable Progress Index, we publish our report monitoring Ireland’s progress towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and call on Government to ensure that achieving the SDGs is a key consideration for future policy-making, to identify to which SDG each new policy relates and document how that policy will support Ireland to achieve its goals.

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Socio-Economic Review is entitled Social Justice Matters. This book is about charting a course to a better Ireland. At the foundation of that is how we raise taxes and how much tax we raise.

Social Justice Ireland's quarterly Employment Monitor, published March 2017, may be accessed here. It deals with the issues of regional balance in employment generation, with a particular focus on the labour market participation rate.

Over 100,000 people in employment are at risk of poverty. This shocking figure indicates that the employment system is broken and workers’ rights are not being protected or prioritized by policy makers.

The Government’s new Pensions plan has missed the opportunity to provide a Universal Pension as a basic right to all citizens. It has also failed to address major issues around equity, sustainability and bureaucracy that have underpinned Ireland’s pension system for generations. Read Social Justice Ireland's new report: A Universal State Social Welfare Pension.

Ireland is performing in the bottom half of 15 similar European countries on a range of important UN backed indicators covering Economy, Environment and Society. Measuring Progress: Economy, Society and Environment in Ireland puts Ireland’s overall ranking in the Sustainable Progress Index at 11th out of our peer countries in the EU 15.

A full analysis of the challenges presented by Ireland's low total tax take and our proposals on Taxation are contained in our Socio-Economic Review 2018, Social Justice Matters. The chapter is available below.

A full analysis of the Ireland's income distribution, as well as poverty and deprivation statistics, are contained in our Socio-Economic Review 2018, Social Justice Matters. The chapter is available below.

A full analysis of the challenges posed by long-term unemployment and underemployment and our proposals on work are contained in our Socio-Economic Review 2018, Social Justice Matters. The chapter is available below.

A full analysis of the policy challenges and proposals in the area of housing and accommodation are outlined in our Socio-Economic Review 2018, Social Justice Matters. The chapter is available below.

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