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Is Ireland Getting More Equal?

James Wickham 12/02/2017

Latest CSO figures... On February 1st the CSO released the latest Irish results of the EU-SILC (European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions). It’s important to notice that these figures are for the year 2015 so they don’t necessarily describe the situation today in February 2017. If the trends identified in these figures in 2015 have …



Minimum Essential Budgets

Nat O'Connor 10/02/2012

Nat O'Connor: The TCD Policy Institute recently published a volume by the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice and Dr Micheál Collins, which …

The impoverishment of Ireland

Michael Taft 01/12/2011

Michael Taft: The CSO has produced the preliminary results from the annual EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions. And the results show an …

Inequality and the UK Riots

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 10/08/2011

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: Amongst the acres of news coverage devoted to the UK riots, comes an interesting piece of work in the Guardian, ‘Mapping the …

Social Justice Ireland

Slí Eile 16/05/2011

Slí Eile: Some strong and clear messages emerge from Social Justice Ireland in its latest Socio-Economic Review. It makes the case that: 'It is …

VAT paid by people on low incomes

Nat O'Connor 12/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: This is a follow up to comments on the Corporation Tax post about VAT. As was pointed out to me, although the main VAT rate is 21%, …

Options for future economic policy in the EU

Slí Eile 16/03/2010

Slí Eile: I very much agree with Paul Sweeney, writing on this blog site recently It seems to me that we need more effective EU institutions. We …

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