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Government Plans

Fine Gael and Labour have produced a programme for Government entitled Government for National Recovery 2011-2016.

The full text of the Programme for Government 2011-2016 may be downloaded below

Social Justice Ireland has issued the following as an initial response to the new Programme for Government.

Social Justice Ireland asks Government to clarify how €3bn welfare decreases are to be achieved by 2014

Unjust Government Plan is bad for the economy, bad for society, bad for social cohesion; it is good for rich and powerful e.g. bond-holders and corporate sector

Social Justice Ireland has issued the following initial statement on the Government’s National Plan for Recovery 2011-2014. 

Distribution of the 'hit' in Ireland's bailout confirms the EU, the IMF and the Irish Government favour the rich and powerful over the poor and the ordinary taxpayer

Social Justice Ireland has issued the following initial statement on the Programme Documents that set out the terms of the EU/IMF Bailout for Ireland. 

This Plan provides a blueprint for a return to sustainable growth in our economy. It sets out in detail 
the measures that will be taken to put our public finances in order. It identifies the areas of economic 
activity which will provide growth and employment in the next phase of our economic development. It 
specifies the reforms the Government will implement to accelerate growth in those key sectors. 
Reducing the budget deficit will not, by itself, solve our economic difficulties.

Government publishes Infrastructure Investment Priorities 2010-2016

Government published its Infrastructure Investment Priorities 2010-2016 on July 26, 2010. The 131-page document outlines the financial framework for capital investment in the period 2010-2016. Given economic developments in recent years the expected substantial reduction on the expenditure promised in the National Development Plan 2007-2013 is outlined.

When this Government took office in June 2007, few foresaw that record levels of 

February 28, 2007: Submission by CORI Justice to the Department of Finance on Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and CO2 emissions

CORI Justice welcomes the decision by the Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen 
T.D., to undertake a review of the nature and structure of vehicle registration tax 
(VRT) as announced in Budget 2007. For some time CORI Justice has advocated the 

The text of the first formal review of the National Social Partnership Agreement, Towards 2016 has now been published.  This review started in February and concluded in September 2008. During that period there were dramatic changes in the economic and fiscal context in which the review was taking place.

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion) 2007-2016 - Ireland

The commitments set out in this Plan are 
ambitious and challenging. The new strategic 
framework will facilitate greater co-ordination and 
integration of structures and procedures across 
Government at national and local levels, as well as 
improved reporting and monitoring mechanisms.