Sean Healy

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Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

Derelict former social housing  on Duke Street in Dublin. Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing issues,  Social Justice Ireland has said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing, healthcare and climate issues, think tank Social Justice Ireland has said, as it launches(...)

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 (...)

File photograph: iStock

Lower income families could be repaid up to €2,400 in tax every year under plans being considered by Fine Gael as a key element of its general electio(...)

Tempers flare between Moorefield and Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Portlaoise (Laois) 1-14 Moorefield (Kildare) 1-11 This is the pure drop. If the glory of the club championship can be overegged at times by true Gael(...)

The Coalition 2030 group on O’Connell Street during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN sustainable development goals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland continues to be “a profoundly unequal place” and must make greater effort to live up to its commitments on ending poverty and world hunger by (...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland: “Much of what Ireland is doing is damaging people, the economy or the environment.” Photograph: David Sleator

As one of the richest countries in the world, Ireland must do better and move faster than most to meet the UN sustainable development goals it has si(...)

Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe said records on Civil Service staff alone, as at the end of May, showed there were “just below 1,000 staff members” on less than the living wage. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 1,000 civil servants are surviving on less than the so-called living wage, Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe has revealed. Temporary clerica(...)

 Seán Healy: “We are a low-revenue economy, yet we are one of the richest countries in the world,” the Social Justice Ireland director  says. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to raise an additional €3 billion in taxes to fund a fair and equal society, according to advocacy group Social Justice Ireland. (...)

Ireland scores well compared to the European Union 15 countries on education, though the number of young people not in employment, education or training “is a cause for concern” at about 15%. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is one of the “worst performers” on a range of social and environmental indicators compared with 15 similar EU countries, a study has revealed(...)

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