Sean Healy

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 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(...)

Fr Sean Healy: Ireland ‘faces several crises ranging from pandemic to pollution to poverty’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland would greatly benefit from the establishment of a new social dialogue structure that would engage all sectors at a national level, the head of(...)

 The social and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic could destroy the EU, Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, has said. File photograph: Getty Images

The social and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic could destroy the EU, Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, has said. The (...)

The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

Dr Seán Healy of Social Justice Ireland:  “There is no going back to the old way of doing things.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Social Justice Ireland has welcomed what it described as “the decision to put a new social contract and a focus on the wellbeing of Irish people at th(...)

Ireland scores last on the environment index, 11th on the economy and 7th on the social index, resulting in an overall ranking of 10th. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranks tenth out of 15 EU countries in this year’s sustainable progress index, commissioned by Social Justice Ireland. The index ranks countri(...)

Child poverty has fallen from 18.4% to 15.9%, though this rate still represents 202,000 children. Photograph: iStock

Poverty rates in Ireland have fallen slightly in the past year, but the struggles facing the vulnerable groups have worsened, new data from the Centra(...)

 Michael O’Sullivan (left) and Det Supt Sean Healy with his award. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A Cork based Garda who has been involved in some of the country’s biggest drug seizures has become the first member of the force to be honoured by his(...)

Chief executive of Social Justice Ireland Sean Healy   and Colette Bennett, research and policy analyst, speaking at their analysis of Budget 2020 Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

A supplementary budget will be necessary to protect the most vulnerable in the event of a hard Brexit, Social Justice Ireland has warned. In its ana(...)

The report noted that barriers continue to persist in low-income households accessing grants to make homes more energy efficient, such as upfront costs. File photograph: Getty

About €4 billion is being spent in Ireland each year on subsidies that potentially damage the environment, according to a leading social think tank. (...)

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