Sean Healy

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

“Increasing the personal tax credit spreads the benefits more evenly across all earners,” said Dr Seán Healy, director of  Social Justice Ireland

Tax cuts signalled by the Government, and proposed by Fianna Fáil, for Budget 2018 would be “profoundly unfair” and would “favour only those with high(...)

Hillary Clinton has revealed she considered  including a universal basic income as a central policy plank in her 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

In her campaign memoir What Happened, published this week, Hillary Clinton makes a startling revelation about what might have been the central policy (...)

The Capuchin Centre in Dublin: thousands of parcels are given out to the homeless last December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is doing very well. The economy is growing dramatically. There are more people employed and fewer unemployed. Ireland’s population is rising s(...)

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(...)

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 Seán Healy director of Social Justice Ireland said: “(Basic income) has the potential to reduce bureaucracy dramatically and increase respect for care work while promoting entrepreneurship and engagement with education, among other things.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The payment of a “basic income” allowance to everyone in Ireland regardless of means would reduce the cost of bureaucracy and potentially eliminate mo(...)

14/10/2015 - NEWS - Politics  Social Justice Ireland   Dr Sean Healy, Director, at the presentation of the Social Justice Ireland  Analysis and Critique of Budget 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tax measures introduced in Budget 2017 disproportionately favour wealthier people with nothing done to safeguard against deepening inequality, Social (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “We want the gains to be proportionate.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Proposed changes to the universal social charge (USC) would disproportionately favour higher earners and could be “profoundly unfair” on lower-income(...)

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