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Government should stop subsidising the Accommodation and Food Services sector and instead should incentivise the kind of jobs that allow workers to achieve a decent standard of living.

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.

Watch Social Justice Ireland's Budget Response Seminar from the morning after Budget 2018 was announced, and download our Analysis and Critique of Budget 2018, which provides a comprehensive anaylsis including in areas such as taxation, social protection, health, education, employment, distributional impact, housing and ODA.

Social Justice Ireland's recent book entitled Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution? has received an award for original work in Irish Fiscal Policy from Ireland's Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Fiscal.ie.

Budget Choices 2018 outlines Social Justice Ireland's fully costed expenditure and taxation proposals to deliver an economically sound and socially fair budget.

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Socio-Economic Review is entitled 'A New Social Contract for a New Century'.  This review argues that Ireland's present social contract is broken and that 2017 is the perfect opportunity to develop a new and radical social contract for Ireland’s second century.

Socio-Economic Review 2017 – Public Services

A full analysis of the challenges and our proposals on Public Services including childcare, public transport, free legal aid, libraries, Telecommunications and Broadband, Sports and Recreation and financial services are contained in our Socio-Economic Review 2017 ‘A New Social Contract for a New Century’.  The chapter is available below.

Ireland’s social contract is broken.  The legitimate expectations of citizens are not being met.  This is most obvious in areas such as housing and homelessness, a two-tier healthcare system, an ongoing failure to provide rural broadband and high levels of poverty and social exclusion, especially among children.  2017 is the first year of a new century for Ireland and now is the perfect opportunity to develop a new and radical social contract for Ireland’s second century. 

A full analysis of the challenges and our proposals on Public Services including childcare, public transport, free legal aid, libraries, telecommunications and broadband, sports & recreation, and financial services are contained in our Socio-Economic Review 2018, Social Justice Matters. The chapter is available below.

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