Posts Tagged: Equality Budgeting Campaign

Equality Budgeting on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast

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Dr. Clara Fischer recently discussed equality budgeting in relation to Budget 2017 on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast. You can listen to the discussion at around 25 minutes into the recording below. Irish Times Women’s Podcast 14th October    

Lone Parents and the Need for Equality Budgeting – Irish Times Article

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Lone parent Michelle McFarland from Kildare and her 14 year old daughter - she says she faces cuts of up to €140 a week.

  The Irish Times recently published an article by one of our campaign co-ordinators, Dr. Clara Fischer. Fischer highlights equality budgeting as a solution to the increasing pressures and inequality faced by lone parents in Ireland: “While other countries routinely use impact assessments and equality-proofing as part of the policy process and, importantly, before decisions… Read more »

Budget 2014 Press Release

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Press Release For Immediate Release, 15.10.2013 Equality Budgeting Campaign: Budget 2014 Again Lacks Equality Focus The Equality Budgeting Campaign today responded to Budget 2014, highlighting the lack of equality analysis accompanying the budget. Dr Clara Fischer, spokesperson for the campaign, said that “we are disappointed that the government has again not included a detailed equality… Read more »

Equality Budgeting offers a “Fair Slice” outside Leinster House

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Tiered wedding cake

On the 25th of September Equality Budgeting campaigners offered TD’s and citizens alike a ‘fair slice’ of their tiered equality cake. TDs and senators also signed our equality proofing statement board. See below for some fun shots of the day! Our ‘Equality Cake’. If Equality Budgeting were to be introduced, we would see a less… Read more »

Saoirse Brady: Human rights should be placed at the heart of budgetary decisions

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Around 6.9 per cent of the Irish population live in consistent poverty; in order to break the cycle and support dignified living, the government needs to listen to the people affected, writes Saoirse Brady. Under the EU-IMF financial assistance programme, the Irish State continues to seek savings of €440 million within its social welfare budget…. Read more »

Campaign Groups Responds to Equal Status (Amendment) Bill Vote

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Campaign Groups Responds to Equal Status (Amendment) Bill Vote First Step Toward More Equitable Ireland Achieved The Equality Budgeting Campaign, a group of over 30 civil society organisations, has responded to yesterday’s vote on the Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013. The bill, which was tabled by Sinn Féin, would have placed a positive duty on… Read more »

Video: TASC presentation on Equality Budgeting

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Click this image to view the presentation made by TASC at the Equality Budgeting Seminar.

In this video Nat O’Connor from independent think tank TASC talks about some of the economic arguments for equality and Equality Budgeting. English subtitles available if you click the ‘Turn On Captions’ option.