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Policy Submissions & Statements

Our Policy Submissions & Statements Archive contains a complete record of our policy proposals from 1987 to 2009. Most submissions are available in PDF format - click on the PDF Icon icon to open.

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1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990

1989 | 1988 | 1987

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April
2009
Submission on the European Year Against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010
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April
2009
Submission to the European Commission on Ensuring Access to a Basic Bank Account
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March
2009
Submission on Supplementary Budget 2009
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February
2009
Analysis of the Poverty Impact of Budget 2009
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2008 Submission to the Departmental and Sectoral Working Group on Fuel Poverty
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2008 Pre-Budget Submission 2009
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2008 Submission on Local Government Green Paper - Stronger Local Democracy - Options for Change
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July
2008
Submission on the Green Paper on Pensions
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July
2008
Submission to the Comptroller and Auditor General on the examination of the Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS)
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2008 Submission on the development of a new National Drugs Strategy
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2008 Submission to the Commission on Taxation: a proposal for recycling revenue from a carbon tax to tackle poverty
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2008 Submission on the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering) Bill 2008
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April
2008
Submission to the Department of Social and Family Affairs on the development of a National Carers' Strategy
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2008 Analysis of Budget 2008
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2008 Contribution to the consultation on the new European social agenda
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2008 Tackling Financial Exclusion in Ireland: Policy Statement
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2007 Submission on Local Government
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2007 Pre-Budget Submission 2008: Mainstreaming Poverty and Social Exclusion
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2007

Submission to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
on Community Development and Disadvantage and on the Community Development Programme 2007-2013
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2007

Submission to the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government on a National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development

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2007 Submission on the OECD Review of the Irish Public Service
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2007 Submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation on the consultation paper on demand-side management and smart metering
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2007
Analysis of Budget 2007
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2007 Linking Local and National Structures: Policy Statement
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2007 Health Policy Statement
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2006 Submission to the Irish Human Rights Commission on Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Effective
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2006 Pre-Budget Submission 2007: Making Poverty the Policy Priority
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2006 Submission to the Taskforce on Active Citizenship
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2006 Comments on the Government discussion paper Proposals for Supporting Lone Parents
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2006 Submission to the NESF Project Team on Cultural Inclusion
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2006 Submission to the National Economic and Social Forum on the delivery of quality social services
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2006 Submission to the Department of Finance on the next National Development Plan 2007-2013
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2006 Submission on the implementation of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004
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2006

Analysis of Budget 2006

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2006 Promoting Equity in Ireland's Tax System: Policy Statement
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2006 Tackling Child Poverty - a dynamic perspective: Policy Statement
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2005

Making a Decisive Impact on Poverty through Social Partnership: submission on a new Partnership agreement
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October 2005 Submission on the Irish National Action Plan Against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2006-2008
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2005 Submission to the Office for Social Inclusion on the Review of the Poverty Proofing Process
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2005

Pre-Budget Submission 2006
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2005 Submission to the Pensions Board on the Pensions Review
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2005 Submission to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on Repealing the Groceries Order
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2005 Submission to the Department of Social and Family Affairs on the Review of One Parent Family Payment
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2005 Submission to the Department of Finance on Tax Reliefs and Exemptions for High Earners
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2005 Analysis of Budget 2005
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2005 Submission to Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on the Government's Homeless Strategy
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2005 Ending Child Poverty: Policy Statement
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2004 Submission on the Health Bill 2004
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2004

Submission on Budget 2005

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2004 Submission to the Consumer Strategy Group
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2004 Submission to the National Task Force on Obesity
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2004 Submission to the OECD on its review of higher education in Ireland
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2004 Analysis of Budget 2004
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2003 Submission to the Human Rights Commission on on Joint Committee Pre-Consultation Document on an All-Ireland Charter of Rights
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2003 Submission on Waste Collection Charges and Low-Income Households
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2003 Submission on Budget 2004
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2003

Submission to the Department of Finance on the introduction of a carbon energy tax
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2003 Submission on behalf of the Cross-Border Consortium on A Shared Future - consultation paper on improving relations in Northern Ireland
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2003 Submission on the Family Support Agency's Strategic Plan
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2003 Working Towards a Poverty-Free Society: submission to the National Action Plan Against Poverty and Social Exclusion (NAPincl)
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2003 Submission to the Broadcasting Commission on the development of a children's advertising code
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2003 Analysis of Budget 2003
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2003 Securing Progress: Delivering Inclusion. Submission on the new Social Partnership agreement
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2003 EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: response to consultation by European Movement Ireland
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2003 Submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on Developing Senior Cycle Education
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2003 Submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on Developing Senior Cycle Education - consultation with the Community and Voluntary Sector
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2003 Achieving Better Outcomes: Submission to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs on Local and Community Development Structures
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2002 Pre-Budget Submission 2003
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2002 Submission to the First Educational Disadvantage Forum of the Educational Disadvantage Committee
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2002 Submission to the National Crime Council on the consultation paper. Tackling the Underlying Causes of Crime: A Partnership Approach
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2002 Submission to FAS on the Future Development of Community Employment and Jobs Initiative
2002 An Analysis of the Distributive and Poverty Impacts of Budget 2002
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2002 NAPS Income Adequacy Working Group: Submission on Poverty Indicators and Targets
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2002 Towards Equality for Women: Targeted Actions to Tackle Poverty. Submission on the National Plan for Women, 2001-2005
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2001 A Summary of Proposals to the National Anti-Poverty Strategy Review
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2001 Volunteering to Tackle Poverty: Submission to the National Committee on Volunteering
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2001 Policy Priorities for Reducing Poverty in Budget 2002
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2001 Targeting Poverty: Pre-Budget Submission 2002
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2001
Submission on the Local Government Bill
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2001 Submission to the Medical Card Review Group
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2001 Submission to the National Economic and Social Forum on Early School Leavers and Youth Unemployment
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2001 Submission to the National Economic and Social Forum on Prisoners and Ex-Offenders
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2001 How Much is Enough? Setting an inclusive minimum income standard Submission to the Adequacy Benchmarking and Indexation Working Group
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2001
Submission to the NAPS Working Group on Health
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2001 Submission to the NAPS Working Group on Urban Disadvantage
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2001 Submission to the NAPS Working Group on Educational Disadvantage
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2001 Analysis of Budget 2001
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2000
Poverty, Disability and Social Rights: preliminary submission on the preparation of a Disability Bill
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2000 Social Housing for Social Inclusion: proposals to the NESF Plenary on Social and Affordable Housing and Accommodation, 28 June 2000
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2000 Addressing Health Inequalities: Submission to the Western Health Board on Developing Acute Hospitals in the New Century
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2000 Initial Comments on the Review of Supplementary Welfare Allowance
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2000 Putting Children First: Policy Priorities for Sharing the Benefits of Economic Growth in Budget 2001
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2000 Public Subvention of Childcare: an anti-poverty perspective
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2000 Submission to the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs on its evaluation of the School Meals Scheme
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2000 Submission on the National Children's Strategy
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2000 Towards Social, Political and citizenship Education in the Established Leaving Certificate: submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
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2000
Submission to the EU Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation
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2000 Submission on the Information Society Commission Discussion Document on IT Access for All
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2000 Submission on the Education (Welfare) Bill 1999
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1999 Towards a Radical Investment Strategy to Tackle Social Exclusion in Areas of Need: input paper to the NESC Strategy for a New Millennium
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1999 Submission on the Planning and Development Bill 1999
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1999 From Wealth Creation to Wealth Distribution: proposals of the Combat Poverty Agency on Budget 2000
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1999
Submission to the Commission on the Private Rented Residential Sector 
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1999 Poverty-Proofing the Proposals of the Partnership 2000 Expert Working Group on Childcare
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1999 Submission on the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme
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1999 Submission to the Equality Authority on its First Strategic Plan
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1999 Submission on the Green Paper on Adult Education
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1999 Submission to the Cross-Departmental Team on Homelessness
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1999 Submission on a new National Agreement
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1999 Submission on the Establishment of a Human Rights Commission
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1999 Submission to the Expert Working Group on Teacher Education
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1999 Submission to the Law Reform Commission on a New Programme for Law Reform
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1999 Submission on the Local Government Renewal Programme and the Strategic Policy Committee Guidelines
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1999 Submission to the Central Statistics Office on the 2001 Census
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1998 Crime and Poverty: Submission to the National Crime Forum
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1998 Investing in Children: Pre-Budget Submission 1999
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1998 Position Paper for the National Forum on Early Childhood Education
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1998 Submission on the Green Paper Supporting Voluntary Activity
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1998
Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty Through the European Structural Funds: submission on priorities for the National Development Plan 2000-2006
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1998 Submission to the National Policy on Libraries and Information Services
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1998
An Accessible and Inclusive Public Library Service: submission to the Department of the Environment and Local Government
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1998 Submission to the Commission on the Points System
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1998 Submission to the Draft Second Report by Ireland under the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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1998 Submission to the Interdepartmental Group on Implementation of a National Minimum Wage
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1998 Submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on the Leaving Certificate Geography Syllabus Review
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1998 The Role of Childcare in Tackling Poverty: Submission to the Partnership 2000 Expert Working Group on Childcare
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1998 Submission on the White Paper on Rural Development
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1997 Progressing Pensions Against Poverty: response to the National Pensions Policy Initiative
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1997 Lone Parents, Labour Market Policy and the Community Employment Programme
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1997 Pre-Budget Submission 1998
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1997 Prioritising Poverty: Submission on the 1998 Budget to the Select Committee on Finance and General Affairs
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1997 Response to the KPMG Review of Urban Renewal Schemes
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1997 Submission on the Review of the National Lottery
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1997 Submission to the Commission on the Points System
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1997 Submission to the National Minimum Wage Commission
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1997
Submission on Complaints and Appeals Procedures for Health Board Services
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1997 Submission to the Review Committee on Third Level Education Places
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1996 The Effects of the Absence of Work on the Family: Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Family
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1996
Caring for the Elderly in Society: Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Family
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1996
From Welfare to Work: a response to the report of the Expert Working Group on the Integration of the Tax and Social Welfare System
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1996 Proposal to the Department of Social Welfare Community Development Programme on Specialist Support for Community Arts
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1996 A Programme for Social Solidarity: Submission on a Successor to the Programme for Competitiveness and Work
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1996 Submission to the Interdepartmental Committee on the transfer of the administration of SWA rent and mortgage supplementation to Local Authorities
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1996 Submission to the Ministerial Task Force on Measures to Reduce the Demand for Drugs
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1996 Submission on the Review of Housing Management Policy and Practice by the Housing Management Group
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1996 The Irish Family, Poverty and Social Exclusion: Submission to the Commission on the Family
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1996 Energy Costs: Submission on the Review of the National Fuel Scheme
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1996 Submission on the Study of Urban Renewal Schemes by KPMG
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1996
Submission to the Devolution Commission
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1996
Submission to the Donnison Inquiry into Long-Term Unemployment
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1996 Paper to the National Anti-Poverty Strategy Working Group on Income Adequacy
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1996 Helping People to Help Themselves: Submission to the Select Committee on Finance and General Affairs on the 1997 Budget
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1996 Tackling Unemployment Through Tax and Social Welfare Reform: Pre-Budget Submission 1997
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1995 Broadcasting, Poverty and Social Exclusion: Response to the Green Paper on Broadcasting
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1995 Comments on the Proposed Review of Adequacy and Consistency of Social Welfare Rates
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1995 Child and Family Poverty in Ireland: submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Family
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1995 Introducing a Social Auditing Mechanism in Ireland: Discussion Paper
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1995 Sharing the Benefits: Pre-Budget Submission 1996
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1995 Submission on the Women's Health Strategy
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1995 Submission to the Commission on the Newspaper Industry
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1995 Submission to the Interdepartmental Review Group on Supplementary Welfare Allowance Rent and Mortgage Payments
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1995 Submission to the Task Force on Truancy
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1994 Access to and Participation in the Arts - Submission to the Arts Council
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1994 Proposal on a Community Arts & Poverty Working Group
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1994 Bridging the Divide: a medium-term strategy to tackle poverty and to promote social and economic cohesion - Pre-Budget Submission 1995
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1994 Broadening the Tax Base - the case for a property tax: Policy Paper
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1994 Disability, Poverty and Social Exclusion - Submission to the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities
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1994 Submission on the Implementation of the Urban Community Initiative
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1994 Addressing Long-Term Unemployment: Policy Paper
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1994 Review of Social Welfare Rates: Policy Paper
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1994 Reform of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Appeals System: submission to the Department of Social Welfare
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1994 Social Welfare Users Panel: Discussion Paper
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1994 Tackling Poverty - A Priority for Peace: Submission to the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation
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1994 Submission on the Future of Community Initiatives under the Structural Funds
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1994 The Financial Implications of Divorce: key questions and background notes - Submission to the Department of Social Welfare
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1994 Women In Poverty: a commentary on the Government's national report to the UN on the advancement of women
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1993 A Budget for Social Inclusion - Pre-Budget Submission 1994
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1993 Education, Inequality and Poverty: Response to the Green Paper on Education
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1993
Submission to the Nutrition Advisory Group
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1993
Submission on County Enterprise Partnership Boards and their Role in Tackling Long-Term Unemployment and Promoting Community Development
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1993 Proposal for a Household Income Survey and Research Programme on Poverty, Tax and Social Welfare Issues
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1993
Submission to DGV on the Green Paper on the Future of European Social Policy
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1993 A Programme for Social Equity: Submission to Government and the Social Partners on a New National Programme
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1992 Submission on the Spending of Structural Funds in the National Development Plan 1993-1997
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1992 Submission on the Establishment of the National Economic and Social Forum
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1992 Submission on the Charter for Voluntary Organisations
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1992 Building a Fairer Future - Pre-Budget Submission 1993
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1991 Making Social Rights a Reality: Pre-Budget Submission 1992
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1990 Submission to the Department of Agriculture on Rural Poverty and Rural Development
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1990
Submission to the Government and Social Partners on a new National Agreement
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1990 Tackling Poverty in the Nineties: Pre-Budget Submission 1991
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1990 Towards a Policy for Combating Poverty Among Women
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1989 Analysis of Budget 1989
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1989 Poverty: an agenda for the Nineties - Pre-Budget Submission 1990
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1988 Analysis of Budget 1988
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1988 Poverty: Priorities for Action - Pre-Budget Submission 1989
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1988 Submission on the National Programme of Community Interest for the Greater Dublin area
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1988 Towards a Funding Policy for Community Development
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1988 Views on a Third European Programme to Combat Poverty
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1987 A Case for an Indpendent Community Information Service
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1987 An Anti-Poverty Programme: Pre-Budget Submission 1988
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1987 Submission to the Government and Social Partners on the Inadequacy of Social Welfare Payments
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1987 Submission to the Minister for Social Welfare for consideration by the social partners on the development of a programme of economic recovery
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1987 Submission to the National Lottery
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