The director of Social Justice Ireland Fr Seán Healy:   published the result of a study of six possible changes in  Budget 2015.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Coalition’s two economic Ministers will this week open negotiations with Government colleagues on departmental spending ahead of next month’s b(...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland needs to start planning now to meet the additional healthcare services needed for an ageing population, according to Social Justice Ireland.By(...)

Manager of the Kerry the minor footballers Jack O’Connor was delighted with his side’s performance in their comfortable All-Ireland MFC Quarter-final victory over Kildare at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

KERRY 2-15 KILDARE 1-8 Jack O’Connor is relishing the prospect of Kerry’s double date with Mayo at Croke Park on August 24th. Former senior m(...)

Fr Seán Healy during the press briefing on Social Justive Ireland: “These figures show a profound failure on the part of Government to protect the vulnerable during the crisis.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 750,000 people in Ireland live in poverty today, an increase of 120,000 since the recession began, according to a new report from Social Ju(...)

Social Justice Ireland director Fr Sean Healy. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional €1 billion could be raised in the next budget by introducing an effective corporate tax rate of nine per cent, Social Justice Ireland ha(...)

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(...)

Disposable income has fallen by almost €3,000 since the onset of the recession, while the levels of those at risk of poverty, in consistent poverty(...)

The threat of long-term unemployment and inactivity is exposing young people in Europe to poverty, material deprivation and the possibility of “wage scarring’’ throughout their lives.

A study by Social Justice Ireland says nearly a quarter of economically active young people in Europe are unemplo(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, with TDs and Senators from all parties on the plinth at Leinster House after a breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Equality for women is associated with better health for everyone. Despite this, equal participation of women in decision-making forums remains abysmal(...)

Robert Watt (centre), secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure: “The social safety net has done its job,” he said.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

When people look back at the fiscal consolidation carried out in recent years, they will say the Government “was very successful”, the secretary gener(...)