Founder of Collins McNicholas Colman Collins (left) with the three new owners Antoinette O’Flaherty, Michelle Murphy and Niall Murray  who have announced an MBO of the recruitment company.

Irish recruitment firm Collins McNicholas has been sold for an undisclosed sum in a management buy-out (MBO) that sees the firm being taken over by th(...)

The risk of poverty among children rose in 17 of the 28 countries with the biggest in increases in risk in Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg and Malta. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is among the four worst EU countries for increased rates of poverty or social exclusion, according to a study looking at developments in all 2(...)

Policy analyst Michelle Murphy with SJI director Seán Healy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Too much attention is being focused on the economy and not enough on providing decent public services, Social Justice Ireland (SJI) has claimed. The (...)

Tax cuts should not form part of the next budget and taxes should instead be raised with all available resources going towards services for the societ(...)

Social Justice Ireland director Seán Healy and analyst Michelle Murphy at the publication of the organisation’s post-budget analysis. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The distribution of positive measures in the budget was dramatically skewed in favour of the better off and has widened the rich-poor gap in the State(...)

Fr Seán Healy: “It is not enough for economic activity to be profitable, it is also essential that it promote the common good.” Photograph: Mark Maxwell

Commitment to the European social model “is essential if the wellbeing of this and future generations is to be secured,” Dr Seán Healy director of Soc(...)

Fr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. He said a universal pension would be a simpler, fairer and more just system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Introducing its proposals for universal pension scheme the Social Justice Ireland group claimed that every person over the age of 65 could have a pens(...)

Fr Seán Healy during the press briefing on Social Justive Ireland  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A societal investment of €7 billion over three years would give a significant boost to jobs, growth and economic recovery, Social Justice Ireland has (...)

Director of Social Justice Ireland Dr Seán Healy: Critical of austerity. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 90 per cent of the €3.1 billion required in savings in next October’s budget could be secured by tax adjustments, advocacy group Social Just(...)

Tax credits and social welfare rates should rise by €5 a week, according to the advocacy group, Social Justice Ireland, in a pre-budget submission.

Tax credits and social welfare rates should rise by €5 a week, according to the advocacy group, Social Justice Ireland, in a pre-budget submission.It (...)