141. SJI Seminars Ep32: Gabriel Mahklouf, Governor of the Central Bank on Monetary policy, regulation and inequality: a tale of inter-linkages
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by Social Justice Ireland
1w ago
Gabriel Makhlouf is the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, taking up that position on 1 September 2019. He chairs the Central Bank Commission, is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the European Systemic Risk Board, and is Ireland's Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.  Before joining the Central Bank Gabriel was Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury and the Government's chief economic and financial adviser from 2011 to 2019. During his time as Secretary, he led reviews of New Zealand's three macroeconomic pillars (monetary ..read more
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140 SJI Interviews Ep87: Climate Action with Clare O’Connor, Friends of the Earth
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by Social Justice Ireland
3w ago
Michelle Murphy talks to Clare O’Connor, Energy Policy Officer with Friends of the Earth about climate change, climate action, protecting the vulnerable and COP27 ..read more
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139. SJI Interviews Ep86: The Living Wage with Robert Thornton and Ciarán Nugent, Living Wage Technical Group.
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by Social Justice Ireland
1M ago
At the end of October 2022, the Living Wage Technical Group launched the Living Wage of €13.85 for 2022/2023. The Living Wage is a wage which makes possible a minimum acceptable standard of living and is evidence based and grounded in social consensus. Two members of the group, Robert Thornton, Research Manager at Vincentian MESL Research Centre and Ciarán Nugent, Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute explain how the figure is arrived at and why it matters.  ..read more
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138. SJI Interviews Ep85: School Libraries with Kathleen Moran
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by Social Justice Ireland
1M ago
Kathleen Moran is Chairperson of the School Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland to talk about school libraries in Ireland.  She chats to Michelle Murphy about the importance of school libraries and school librarians, and what needs to be done to ensure every child and young person in Ireland has access to a fully staffed school library ..read more
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137. SJI Seminars Ep31. Hugh Frazer - How the European Pillar of Social Rights can help to advance social policy in Ireland
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by Social Justice Ireland
1M ago
Hugh Frazer is an expert on European policies to combat poverty and social exclusion, especially child poverty. He played a lead role in the feasibility studies that contributed to the establishment of the European Child Guarantee.  He has acted as adviser to a wide range of national and European organisations ( ESN, Eurochild, EAPN and UNICEF). He is a former coordinator of the European Social Policy Network (2006-2019); worked as an expert on social inclusion policy in the European Commission (2001-2006); was director of the Irish government's Combat Poverty Agency (1987-2001) and was d ..read more
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136. SJI Interviews Ep84: State of the European Union Address with Barbara Nolan
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by Social Justice Ireland
2M ago
Barbara Nolan is Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland.  She chats to Michelle Murphy about the State of the European Union Address 2022, what the main themes were in this year’s address and what they mean for policy direction in the European Union and in Ireland.  ..read more
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135. SJI Interviews Ep83: Libraries with Stuart Hamilton
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2M ago
Stuart Hamilton is the Head of Libraries Development for the Local Government Management Agency. He is the national advisor on libraries in the local government sector and leads the strategic development and implementation of service innovation and change management.  He chats with Susanne Rogers about the importance of libraries to communities across the country, how they adapted to the pandemic, the move from analogue to digital, challenges to access of information and what lies ahead.  Find out more about your local library in Ireland HERE.  ..read more
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134. SJI 10 Minute Lessons Ep18: Preparing for Budget 2023
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2M ago
Budget 2023 is just around the corner. In the latest episode of our Ten Minute Lessons series, we talk about what the Budget is, we bring you through the Budget process, when you might expect to feel the impact of the Budget and how you can advocate for change.  Our Budget Choices 2023 Policy Briefing can be found HERE.  We are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2022. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts ..read more
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133. SJI Interviews Ep82: Vote at 16 Campaign with Paul Gordon, NYCI
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3M ago
To mark United Nations International Day of Democracy,Paul Gordon chats with Susanne Rogers about the Vote at 16 campaign. Paul is Director of Policy and Advocacy with the National Youth Council of Ireland. We chat about the reasoning behind the campaign, experiences in other jurisdictions, the movement in Ireland and next steps.   ..read more
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132. SJI Interviews Ep81: Youth Homelessness with Aisling O’Hara, Galway Simon
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4M ago
Aisling O'Hara is Service Manager for Youth Services & Community Based Housing with Galway Simon Community.  Galway Simon Community provide support and accommodation services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the West of Ireland. Aisling chats with Susanne Rogers about youth homelessness, the impacts on young people, the care and resources required and ideally what needs to be included in the Youth Homelessness Strategy.  ..read more
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