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Isvtán P. Svékely, European Commission DG for Economic and Financial Affairs, presented a paper at the Social Policy Conference 2013 which examined social developments in Ireland at the time of fiscal consolidation.  The paper explored social indicators and challenges ahead.  It was co-authored by Miroslav Florián.

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.

'Social developments in Ireland at the time of fiscal consolidation and challenges ahead' - paper presented by István P. Székely and Miroslav Florián at Social Justice Ireland's social policy confernece 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'.

'Towards a Social Europe' - paper presented by Dr Brigitte Unger at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'a Future Worth Living For'.

'21st Century European Social Investment Imperatives' - paper presented by Professor Anton Hemerijck at Social Justice Ireland's social policy conference 2013 'A Future Worth Living For'.

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.

A new Caritas Europa study, reveals disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation in the five EU countries worst hit by the economic crisis; Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.  It also finds that the prioritisation by the EU and its Member States of economic policies at the expense of social policies during the current crisis is having a devastating impact on people - especially in the five countrie

Social Justice Ireland presented this policy briefing to the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Commission, European Central Bank) on Monday, October 22, 2012.

Social Justice Ireland welcomes the Euro Area Summit (June 28-29, 2012) conclusion that "it is imperative to break the vicious circle between banks and sovereigns". This is a development we have advocated for almost four years. However, the specifics of how this is to be done and what its impact will be on Ireland's budgetary situation are not clear. 

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