Sean Healy

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Minister of State  for Overseas Development Aid Seán Sherlock, Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan and Erik Solheim of the OECD at the launch of a review of Ireland’s aid programme  at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Government has been urged to set a date for fulfilling a pledge to allocate 0.7 per cent of gross national product (GNP) to overseas developmen(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: his spokesman said nothing had been ruled out and officials were drawing up a new early-years strategy.

Government officials have advised against a tax credit scheme for childcare on the basis that it would unfairly benefit higher earners and discrimi(...)

Some 653,000 households will get the water support payment.

The exclusion of thousands of low-income households from both a new water support payment and a new water tax credit, is “wrong” and “very concerning(...)

Social Justice Ireland director Seán Healy and analyst Michelle Murphy at the publication of the organisation’s post-budget analysis. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The distribution of positive measures in the budget was dramatically skewed in favour of the better off and has widened the rich-poor gap in the State(...)

Illustration: Jacquie Boyd/Ikon/Getty

This week the Central Bank of Ireland made what was, arguably, a long-overdue intervention in the property market. It proposed that banks be forbid(...)

The director of Social Justice Ireland Fr Seán Healy:   published the result of a study of six possible changes in  Budget 2015.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Coalition’s two economic Ministers will this week open negotiations with Government colleagues on departmental spending ahead of next month’s b(...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland needs to start planning now to meet the additional healthcare services needed for an ageing population, according to Social Justice Ireland.By(...)

Manager of the Kerry the minor footballers Jack O’Connor was delighted with his side’s performance in their comfortable All-Ireland MFC Quarter-final victory over Kildare at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

KERRY 2-15 KILDARE 1-8 Jack O’Connor is relishing the prospect of Kerry’s double date with Mayo at Croke Park on August 24th. Former senior m(...)

Fr Seán Healy during the press briefing on Social Justive Ireland: “These figures show a profound failure on the part of Government to protect the vulnerable during the crisis.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 750,000 people in Ireland live in poverty today, an increase of 120,000 since the recession began, according to a new report from Social Ju(...)

Social Justice Ireland director Fr Sean Healy. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional €1 billion could be raised in the next budget by introducing an effective corporate tax rate of nine per cent, Social Justice Ireland ha(...)

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