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Irish emigrants at risk of hardship due to refusals for social welfare

A report from the Crosscare Migrant Project says inconsistencies in how the social welfare assessments of returned emigrants are made must be addressed.

2018.06.03.

SVP give considered response to Budget 2018: Not good enough

Will the small improvements in supports and services have a meaningful impact on families and children living in poverty? Unfortunately, the answer is NO

2017.11.06.

Social Justice Ireland calls for €1bn investment in infrastructure

Investing €400m on rural broadband would have better impact on productivity than tax cuts.

2016.07.19.

Social Justice Ireland highlights poverty linked to income inequality

SJI warns that 18 percent of adults living in poverty in Ireland are employed - the “working poor”.

2016.07.05.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering of refugees

“Urgent reform is required to avoid the creation of an unjust two-tier system in which the needs of those waiting for status for many years are overlooked.”

2015.10.02.

Tax cuts will hurt the old, sick & vulnerable: SJI

“This is not the time for tax cuts. All available resources should be used to address Ireland’s major deficits in areas such as caring, housing and poverty."

2015.07.01.

Irish volunteers provide lifeline to Haiti’s abandoned

Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.

2015.06.26.

Focus Ireland concerned over rent supplement cap

Need for legislation to create ‘rent certainty’ in the private rented sector which would counter rent inflation.

2015.03.29.

New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.

2014.12.22.
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