All posts by Paul Ginnell

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

11:52 AM

Press release – Budget 2019

On the eve of Budget 2019, a network of 28 national organisations in the community and voluntary sector is reminding the Government that the Budget must move Ireland towards achieving its national and international commitments to ending poverty, reducing inequality and creating a more sustainable future for

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

4:41 PM

Press Release: Launch of “Equal Right to Health for all”

People Living in Poverty die younger The United National Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their family”. However, this right is being denied to people living in poverty

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

8:18 AM

Four Tests for the New Government

Test 1: Will the Government redistribute income towards the poorest 20% of the population? Test 2: Will the Government strengthen access to quality employment? Test 3: Will the Government restore and strengthen public services which are of particular importance to people on low income? Test 4: Will

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

8:21 AM

Paying our way: Proposals for a progressive tax system

Ireland has the fourth lowest tax take as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in the European Union. As a society we have come to expect western European levels of social and economic development yet are only willing to pay eastern European levels of taxation. As our

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