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Post Budget 2024 Analysis Snapshot

Published: Friday, October 13, 2023

Budget 2024 has significant positive elements for women, including investment in childcare and funding to tackle violence against women, an extension of child benefit and free secondary school books. However, it is a short-term budget that will not advance gender equality,...

The Women’s Budget: Pre-Budget Submission 2024

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Budget 2024 presents the Government with an extraordinary opportunity to invest in a future for Ireland which is sustainable, just, caring and fair – a future where the state leads in tackling gender inequalities head-on, and one in which no woman is...

Shaping Our Future: Tackling the cost of living for women in Budget 2023

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2022

At 8.2% in May, inflation is at its highest level in 40 years. The impact has not been felt equally. Inflation cuts deepest on those with the least, with people in the bottom 20% of the income distribution experiencing the greatest impact on...

A Care Economy for a Fair Economy – Investing and Delivering for Women in Budget 2022

Published: Monday, July 26, 2021

Women entered the pandemic with fewer resources – less wealth, lower incomes, greater unpaid care responsibilities and a reliance on low paid and precarious work. A year on, it is clear that the immediate gendered effects of the pandemic have been...

A Feminist Recovery Plan - Summary

Published: Monday, September 21, 2020

Summary version of NWC's pre-budget submission 2021

A Feminist Recovery Plan

Published: Monday, September 21, 2020

NWC's pre-budget submission makes the case for a feminist economic recovery plan to build a society that is better for both women and men - a plan that is based on public services, fair taxation, valuing the care economy, equality...

Equality Now, Invest in Women

Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2019

NWCI outlines key recommendations for Budget 2020 in relation to women's economic independence, health, violence against women, housing and care.

NWCI’s Pre-Budget Submission - Department of Employment and Social Protection 2020

Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2019

This submission outlines key Budget recommendations of the National Women's Council of Ireland to the Department of Employment and Social Protection. It should be read in combination with NWCI's overall Pre-Budget Submission 2020 - Equality Now, Invest in Women

Investing in Women’s Futures

Published: Monday, September 24, 2018

NWCI's Pre-Budget Submission 2019 outlines key recommendations to promote women's equality in Budget 2019

Value for Money and Money for Values: Making the national budget work for women

Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This submission is one element of a three-part pre-budget policy process, which also involves a substantive submission made to the Department of Social Protection and a set of detailed letters to the Ministers for Health, Justice and Equality, Rural and...

Value for Money and Money for Values: Making the national budget work for women

Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fill the Gap - NWCI Pre Budget Submission 2017

Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NWCI Pre-budget Submission 2017 to Department of Social Protection

Published: Thursday, September 01, 2016

Pre-Budget Submission 2017 to Department of Social Protection outlining in detail NWCI's priorities for that department.

360 Degrees - Turn It Around for Women

Published: Monday, September 14, 2015

NWCI's Pre Budget Submission calls on the Government to turn it around for women in Budget 2016

Budget Directions

Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The choices being made in Budget 2015 are not simply about how to balance, where to cut, and what to protect. They are about our direction and priorities as a nation.This Budget takes place in a changing landscape. Budget 2015 is...

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