A Minimum Income Standard for Ireland

Tuesday, 20th November 2012. Management House, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

The seminar consisted of a presentation from Dr. Micheál Collins (Trinity College), Dr. Bernadette MacMhaon (Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice) and Grainne Weld (also of the VPSJ), followed by questions and debate. The slides from the presentation are available here.

The seminar drew on the research of the Vincentian Partnership published by Trinity College’s Policy Institute (A Minimum Income Standard for Ireland) and offered a detailed analysis of the income families of different types require to meet basic needs. The research offers a unique perspective on the implications of budgetary decisions for families – especially low-income families in Ireland today.


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