A better Ireland is Possible (2009)

It’s aim is to be a resource for Community Platform (CP) members to reflect on and engage critically with the present Irish policy and political environment. The paper is simply a resource to stimulate discussion. It has not been adopted by the Community Platform and is not a Community Platform position paper.

The paper has two core aims: critical engagement with the present Irish models of development; and constructive visioning about alternative models of development.

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Four Tests for Budget 2017

The members Community Platform will judge Budget 2017 particularly in terms of the following four tests:

  • Test 1: Will Budget 2017 redistribute income towards the poorest 20%
  • Test 2: Will Budget 2017 strengthen access to quality employment?
  • Test 3: Will Budget 2017 restore and strengthen public services which are of particular importance to people on low income?
  • Test 4: Will the impact of Budget 2017 be assessed to ensure that all provisions reduce poverty and inequality?
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