One in five children are in households living below the poverty line. Photograph:  iStock

A “persistent problem” with low pay is contributing to “alarming levels” of child poverty, equality think tank Social Justice Ireland (SJI) will warn (...)

Income inequality has a profound impact on educational outcomes, yet  improved educational outcomes  can have the greatest impact on income inequality. Photograph: iStock

The educational achievement of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds remains alarmingly below that of better-off pupils, calling for an ongoing policy(...)

The 9 per cent rate for special tourism-related activities, such as restaurants, hotels, cinemas, was introduced in 2011.

The lower VAT rate for the hospitality sector should be scrapped, according to Social Justice Ireland. The independent thinktank and justice advocac(...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of  Social Justice Ireland, urged the Government to address “housing and homelessness, a two-tier healthcare system, failure to provide rural broadband, and high levels of poverty and social exclusion”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s social contract is broken and the legitimate expectations of citizens are not being met, the advocacy group Social Justice Ireland has said.(...)

Central Bank in Dublin: the economy, society and environment were assessed by Social Justice Ireland

Ireland is making “poor progress” in the economy, society and environment compared to other EU countries, according to a study by Social Justice Irela(...)

Challenges: an EU flag flies outside the European Commission  in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Confidence in the European project is being undermined because people see the EU as giving priority to economic issues over social challenges, the dir(...)

Dr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland said the level of population ageing expected over the next 15 years will be associated with higher levels of disability and long-term ill-health. He said now is the time for planning and investment. Photograph: Getty

The number of older people in Ireland looks set to almost double over the next 15 years, according to new research. By 2031, there will be nearly one(...)

Director of Social Justice Ireland Dr Seán Healy: said Government should focus on investing in infrastructure rather than giving tax cuts to attract ‘Brexit refugees’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Government € 1 billion spend on infrastructure would be a better use of resources than giving tax cuts to attract “Brexit refugees” from the City of(...)

Social Justice Ireland Sean Healy: “Investment is needed to produce a well-functioning economy, to develop inclusive labour markets, to ensure adequate income support and to ensure access to high quality services for all.”

Social Justice Ireland says a major investment programme focused on social housing and broadband must be a key priority for the Government in the nex(...)

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(...)

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