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CSO Quarterly National Households Survey Quarter 2 2012 and the Quarterly National Accounts Q2 2012.

A new report just published by the Department of Social Protection Social Inclusion Division has found that 450,000 people in Ireland (10% of the population) were in food poverty in 2010.

The publication of two studies on achieving quality in the school system in Ireland by NESC is welcomed by Social Justice Ireland.

The CSO has just published the latest profile of the Census 2011 results “Profile 8 Our bill of Health – Health, Disability and Carers in Ireland”.  The publication presents a profile of the health of the Irish population, focusing in detail on disability and carers who provide unpaid assistance.  Social Justice Ireland welcomes this report and the evidence and analysis that it provides.  This evidence and analysis should be used to inform and underpin public policy in the areas of health, disability and carers.

The Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections of Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency.

The IMF 6th Review and Country Report on Ireland as part of the economic adjustment programme.

European Commission Spring Review of Ireland's Economic Adjustment Programme 2012


The full document containing details of Ireland's Budget for 2012 which were leaked by the Gernamn Parliament may now be read here.  These documents were provided by the Irish Government to the EU Commission on a confidential basis. Of particular interest is the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies contained in this document.

The Irish Government published a Jobs Initiative on May 10, 2011.  This initiative honoured a commitment contained in the Programme for Government.

The Government has revised its macroeconomic and fiscal projections. The updated Stability and Growth Programme (published April 29, 2011) forecasts growth in GDP (gross domestic product) to be 0.75% compared to the forecast published with the Budget last December.