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  • The austerity approach followed by the Troika in Ireland and other bailout countries had an unsound academic basis, was a failure in practice, and was morally unethical because poor and middle-income people have borne an unfair share of its consequences. 

Professor Anton Hemerijck presented a paper at Social Justice Ireland's Social Policy Conference 2013 entitled ‘21st Century European Social Investment Imperatives’.  The paper examines the possibility of a New Deal in Europe and the economics of Social Investment.

The paper is available here.

The presentation and Q & A session are available to view below.

John Sharry presented a paper at Social Justice Ireland's 2013 Social Policy Conference entitled 'Hope in the Face of Disaster – Creating a sustainable, viable path for future civilisation’.  The paper examines resource shortage economic instability, climate change and constructive responses to these challenges.

John Sharry's paper is available here.  The presentation of the paper and Q & A are available to view below.

'Presepctives on the Fiscal Challegnes Facing Ireland' - paper presented by Robert Watt at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'A Future Worth Living For'.

'Economic Foundations of Social Progress' - paper presented by Professor Seán O'Riain at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'A Future Worth Living For'.

Social Justice Ireland's paper presented at the annual social Policy conference 'A Future Worth Living For' in November 2013.;

The Medium-Term Economic Strategy fails to provide an acceptable guiding vision or a sustainable policy framework for the years ahead. Its approach is lop-sided and most disappointing.

The Government of Ireland published a Medium Term Economic Strategy in Deceober 2013.

The announcement by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) that  Ireland is in recession confirms Social Justice Ireland's claims in its recently published Policy Briefing on Budget Choices 2014 that the growth forecasts most recently set out by the Department of Finance are not credible

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