Budget 2013 – The Civil Society Response

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A number of organisations each year provide a comprehensive review of the budget and the impact it will have. The following are just three that the Centre would have contact with and have worked collaboratively with in the past.

Peter McVerry of the JCFJ: Reaction to budget 2013 on the Late Debate on RTE Radio 1

Society of St Vincent de Paul: Response to Budget 2013: The impact on people’s lives

Social Justice Ireland: Budget 2013 Analysis & Critique

TASC: Lost Opportunities, TASC’s Independent Equality and Economic Analysis of Budget 2013

 

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The Future of the Euro?

euro crisis 250There is an economic crisis in Europe, in particular a deepening crisis in euro zone countries. What is the future of the Euro?

This issue of Working Notes contains four articles that address this question. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is one of a number of Jesuit social centres in Europe featuring articles on these topics in Jesuit-published journals during spring/summer 2012.

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Working Notes: New Dáil, New Dawn?

Working Notes: New Dáil, New Dawn?

In a Statement issued prior to the General Election in February of this year, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice noted that in public discussions in Ireland on how to address the economic crisis reference was frequently made, by politicians and commentators, to ‘the common good’, ‘solidarity’ and ‘sustainability’. The Statement said that while this was welcome, the reality was that the mere articulation of such values was in itself of little consequence, unless there was ‘a corresponding determination to take the decisions and measures necessary to give effect to these values’.

The Programme for Government of the new Fine Gael–Labour Party Government includes many references to values such as social solidarity and equality; indeed, at the outset, the Programme states that both parties in Government are ‘committed to forging a new Ireland that is built on fairness and equal citizenship’.

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