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Social Justice Ireland Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest                                                 Welcome to this week’s digest
We hope this finds you all well. This week, our article focuses on corporation taxes in Ireland and our podcast is a conversation with David Lohan on modern slavery. We also published our annual benchmarking and social welfare rates for Budget 2025.  We are launching our Budget Choices in early July so save the date. The Irish Social Policy Association will be holding a seminar in Dublin on Tuesday 25th June, all the details can be found below. 
Until next week, stay safe.    Budget Choices – Save the Date Keep lunchtime on Wednesday 3rd July free in your diary as we will be launching our Budget Choices for this year online. More details to follow.      Social Welfare Rates: Budget 2025 Social Welfare Rates: Budget 2025 outlines what maintaining adequate levels of social welfare rates in a budgetary context entails, and outlines the case for benchmarking core social welfare rates to average earnings as a starting point on a pathway to indexation of social welfare rates over time. Read More.     Corporation Taxes in Ireland While much discussion in recent years has centred on once-off windfall corporate tax revenues and how these revenues should be used, it is important that Government look at the role that recurrent corporate tax revenues plan in the Irish economy as it prepares to implement a forthcoming minimum effective rate of corporation tax as part for global corporate taxation reforms. Read More.     180. SJI Interviews Ep113: David Lohan on modern Slavery David Lohan is an engineer from Galway, living in Cork. He has a research interest in human trafficking and modern slavery. His latest work is a book entitled At Freedom’s Crossroads: Making Sense of Modern Slavery. The book is available in print and eBook formats. More Here. 

GRETA – the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Global Slavery Index

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report: Ireland

Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Podcast Republic or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also download this episode straight from our website. 

We are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 35 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2024. Check out the list here:      Irish Social Policy Association The Irish Social Policy Association is holding a seminar on ‘Capacity in the context of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act’ on Tuesday 25th June, in the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 from at 6-8pm.
The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act came into force in April 2023 and is based on the assumption that everyone has legal capacity. It replaces the previous system whereby vulnerable people could be made Wards of Court, with a tiered system of supports to people to exercise their capacity in relation to particular decisions. 
Speakers: Áine Flynn, Director, the Decision Support Service
Richard O’Leary, St Michael’s House
Chair: Nat O’Connor,Chair of ISPA (and Age Action) 

Attendance at the seminar is free-of-charge to members of the Association, and non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of €5. Alternatively, non-members are welcome to join the association on the night.

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