One million people in Ireland are either poor or deprived, despite a booming economy, according to Social Justice Ireland. Among them are 250,000 children and 100,000 “working poor”.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
Tax changes in the budget are “most unfair” with those on higher incomes benefiting the most, according to Social Justice Ireland.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
The Government’s new housing strategy, released today, will “not be on the scale required” to fix the housing market crisis, according to Séan Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
A minister for rural affairs is needed — but only if they are willing to face up to responsibilities far beyond the next election, writes
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
A woman refused a three-storey council house overlooking Cork harbour because she and her children would get sea-sick peering out the window.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Rural Ireland has higher poverty rates, fewer jobs, lower incomes, and access to fewer public services than urban areas, according to the latest economic review by Social Justice Ireland (SJI).
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
A common EU corporation tax rate of 17.5% should be the goal of the next government, an independent think-tank has urged.
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
IRELAND’S economy grew by more than 6% in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014 and the likelihood is that the growth for the year as a whole will be close to that figure.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
The owner of Coilóg Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare is giving serious consideration to initiating legal proceedings against ShowjumpingIreland (SJI) after he was left without a Premier Series Grand Prix this year.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
Both the Irish Heart Foundation and Social Justice Ireland are seeking the introduction of ‘no fry zones’ within one kilometre of schools in order to tackle the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
Ireland’s long-term unemployment crisis and the rise of precarious employment is damaging the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, Social Justice Ireland (SJI) has claimed.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
Equestrian: It came as no surprise on Tuesday that Tony Hurley was returned as chairman of ShowjumpingIreland for a third and final year.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2015
ShowjumpingIreland (SJI) has negotiated insurance cover that will see no increase in its premium, according to chairman Tony Hurley.
Fri, 19 Dec, 2014
ShowjumpingIreland (SJI) chairman Tony Hurley has confirmed Allianz Insurance will again support the Make-A-Wish Challenge in 2015, following its success in Cavan last weekend.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
HOUSING waiting lists have increased massively over the past few years as a result of the housing crisis and a change in the State’s approach to providing local authority housing.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
Social Justice Ireland (SJI) has described the budget as one of missed opportunities which will cause the income gap to widen between rich and poor.
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014
Showjumping Ireland (SJI) chairman Tony Hurley yesterday said the organisation is to correct a situation whereby imported horses are automatically given 70 points when first registered here, regardless of their actual performance history.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Long-term planning is needed to ensure that Ireland takes care of its ageing population, according to Social Justice Ireland.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Social Justice Ireland has warned the Government that it needs to plan for both the short and the long term if it is to resolve some of the issues affecting the country’s most vulnerable people.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
A new report has revealed that almost one in five Irish children is living below the poverty line.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
The Government could spend money on social housing and invest in rural broadband by overhauling the corporate tax regime and extending the Universal Social Charge levy of 3% to all income over €100,000, Social Justice Ireland said yesterday.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2014
Shane Sweetnam may have offloaded his top ride last year, but that does not mean he is ready to relinquish his position as a stalwart of the Irish team.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
Jumps used during last year’s London Olympics will grace the Green Glens arena next week for the annual Millstreet Horse Show.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
The Government has sufficient scope in its finances to make no further expenditure cuts in 2014, while also raising tax credits and social welfare payments by €5 per week, according to a leading advocacy group.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2013
Austin O’Connor believes the Irish team selected for the eventing nations cup at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen next week is not without potential.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2013
Showjumping Ireland (SJI) chairman Tony Hurley is optimistic the work of its insurance taskforce will pay dividends and he is “hopeful” of a substantial reduction in the premium for next year.
Fri, 24 May, 2013
One man’s truth is another’s delusion.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2013
It has come as a surprise, even to Showjumping Ireland, that membership and registration figures for January are up, albeit marginally, on the same time last year.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2013
Corkman Tony Hurley was last night elected chairman of ShowjumpingIreland at the first meeting of the new executive.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2013
Shane Sweetnam scored a third place in yesterday’s feature class on day two of the $4m FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, having notched up back-to-back victories on Wednesday.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
Calls have been made for government action as it emerged Ireland has the fourth highest unemployment rate in Europe.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
Insurance is the biggest issue facing ShowjumpingIreland, according to Munster Region chairman Tony Hurley, after a quadrupling of the association’s premium to €625,000 for 2013.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013
Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has sought clarity from the Competition Authority regarding a new Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) ruling that will ban riders, horses and judges for six months if they participate in what the FEI terms “unsanctioned events”.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012
Show jumping followers can expect a 25% rise in membership and horse registration fees next year as a result of the quadrupling of ShowjumpingIreland’s insurance premium.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2012
ShowjumpingIreland (SJI) chairman Christy Murphy sees nothing wrong in the organisation backing Robert Splaine to remain as Ireland team manager, while affirming that others should be allowed apply for the post.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
Showjumping Ireland is to investigate the serious injury of Deirdre Bourns, mother of international showjumper Andrew Bourns, after she was struck by a horse at Cavan Equestrian Centre Indoor Championships on Wednesday.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
Next month’s Johnson & Perrott Land Rover International Horse Trials in Ballindenisk is gearing up to be one of the best as the Cork venue again attracts the cream of international and national riders.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
A recent assertion by Anne Waistell of the Irish Show Jumping Centres Group that entries in spring leagues have fallen dramatically has been affirmed by one league organiser.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
Denis Lynch has Lantinus and All Inclusive to choose from in the first round of tomorrow’s Global Champions Tour in Doha, Qatar, though yesterday he had yet to decide which horse to use.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
The number of households at risk of poverty has risen to almost 16%, it emerged today.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2012
MORE than anything, show jumper Jessica Kürten saw her first major grand prix win in over a year last Sunday as one of portent.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) has had to defer the introduction of its anti-doping and medication regime, which was due to come into force on January 1.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2011