Four Tests for Budget 2019posted by community_admin : October 5, 2018 10:07 am
In advance of Budget 2019 the Community Platform has published Four Tests for Budget 2019. These tests are: Test 1: Will Budget 2019 redistribute income towards the poorest 20% Test 2: Will Budget 2019 strengthen access to quality employment? Test 3: Will Budget 2019 restore and strengthen public services which are of particular importance to people on low … Continue reading Four Tests for Budget 2019read more...
Equal Right to Health for Allposted by community_admin : December 12, 2017 1:05 pm
On Universal Health Coverage Day on the 12th December the Community Platform has published a leaflet and poster which highlight shocking facts which show that the equal right to health is being denied to those experiencing poverty, social exclusion and inequality and to call on the Government to bring about change.
The final report from the “Health as a Human Right” seminar held jointly by the Community Platform and All Together in Dignity in June 2017 is also available to download.read more...
Six Principles for an Inclusive Health Policyposted by community_admin : November 14, 2017 12:10 pm
The Community Platform emphasises six essential principles for a fairer and more inclusive health policy.read more...
The Future Perspective of the Community Platform (2015)posted by community_admin : October 9, 2017 8:04 am
This paper sets out some key elements of the situation in Ireland after six years of austerity policies and proposes policy directions for a future Ireland that would better reflect the values of the Community Platform. It builds on a body of policy work done in previous years by the Community Platform and is based on discussion and exchange with our member organisations.read more...
Now you see us – the Human Face of Austerity in Ireland (2015)posted by community_admin : October 8, 2017 8:05 am
This report shows the human stories of some people who have been hardest hit by austerity policies and the devastation suffered by people on low income and social welfare throughout the recession.
It features a series of interviews with families, individuals and community workers and who talk about how the recession and resulting government policies have affected their lives.
The report documents parents going hungry to feed their children, people unable to heat their homes and a young generation at serious risk of being lost to unemployment, drugs and crime.read more...
Paying our way: Proposals for a progressive tax systemposted by community_admin : October 6, 2016 8:21 am
Ireland has the fourth lowest tax take as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in the European Union. As a society we have comeread more...