The State We Are In: Inequality in Ireland 2020
10 March 2020
Ireland has undergone rapid transformation in recent years. Economically laggard and culturally conservative, it had long been known for its contrast, rather than similarity with its neighbours. The Ireland today, however, is indistinguishable to what it was only thirty years ago.
One area where Ireland has changed little in the distribution of economic resources. Its historically high levels of income inequality are now the norm across the continent of Europe. This report investigates why, and what might be done to address it. With an apparent appetite for change, Ireland has choices to make.