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Among welfare-dependent households, couples with two children aged 12 and older gained €24.65 per week. Photograph: iStock

Progress in closing the gap between rich and poor, achieved in recent budgets, is likely to be “reversed”, the equality think tank Social Justice Irel(...)

The cost of living crisis is “an income adequacy crisis”, says Fr Healy

An increase of €27 a week in core social welfare rates and pensions is required to deal with current inflationary trends, Social Justice Ireland has s(...)

The State is still ‘seriously underperforming’ in areas such as tackling poverty and inequality and in climate action, the head of Social Justice Ireland has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State is still “seriously underperforming” in areas such as tackling poverty and inequality and in climate action, which is “dragging down” its ra(...)

Simon Harris: ‘Covid-19 and the increased cost of living is having a major impact on the financial situation of students and their families.’ Photograph: iStock

Additional funding of €1.3 million to assist students in higher education who are struggling with the cost of living has been announced. It comes as (...)

The demise of the urban bedsit effectively extinguished the lowest rung of the private rented accommodation ladder for many vulnerable people. Photograph: Getty Images

The pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) was a wholly necessary and socially just intervention by the State to help the most economically vulnerable su(...)

Michelle Murphy and Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland.

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) has called on the Government to adopt a minimum effective rate of corporation tax of at least 10 per cent. In a pre-budg(...)

Since early 2020, several hundred cannabis growhouses have been uncovered by gardaí. Photograph: iStock

Human trafficking plays an integral part in the domestic production of cannabis in Ireland, a human rights expert has revealed as a new exhibition hig(...)

The report, Social Justice Policy Matters: Education and Covid-19, looks at the impact of the pandemic on primary and post-primary pupils.

The impact of Covid-19 on children’s education will widen the gap between rich and poor and impose long-term losses of income for all students, accord(...)

Prof Stephen Kinsella said young people in Ireland endured  ‘an unequal experience of the post-austerity period from 2013 to 2020’.  File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Younger people in Ireland are increasingly experiencing poorer economic outcomes – from above average rates of unemployment to higher housing costs an(...)

 Ireland has consistently ranked among the poorest performing countries on the environmental sustainable development goals. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranks in the lowest position out of 15 EU countries on environment, according to the latest Sustainable Progress Index (SPI) commissioned by S(...)

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