Introduce Equality Budgeting
  • Petitioned Enda Kenny and the Irish Government

This petition was delivered to:

Enda Kenny and the Irish Government
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
Brendan Howlin
Leader of the Labour Party, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade
Eamon Gilmore
Minister for Finance
Michael Noonan

Introduce Equality Budgeting

    1. Petition by

      Equality Budgeting Campaign

Research clearly shows that certain sections of Irish society are being disproportionately targeted by government economic policy since the beginning of the economic crisis.

Lone parents, people with disabilities, women, and low income households, among others, are impacted particularly negatively by the decisions our politicians are taking.

Following international best practice, we want to see the introduction of equality budgeting in Ireland, which will give our policy-makers the necessary information to do the right thing – to protect those most marginalised and to create the promised Ireland “built on fairness and equal citizenship” (Programme for Government).

As the next budget is only around the corner, we are calling upon our Taoiseach and the Government to ensure that they will now make the right decisions and reverse the current trend in imposing disproportionate hardship on those already experiencing inequality. 

We cannot wait another four years.

Taoiseach Kenny and the Government, introduce equality budgeting now for a more just and equal Ireland.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Declan Byrne DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 1 year ago

      Current budgets make the rich immune from the pain

    • Carina Byrne SLIGO, IRELAND
      • about 1 year ago

      I am doing equality studies

      • about 1 year ago

      To gain further appreciation and knowledge on equality/diversity issues in the Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with my Social Care Practice Degree (Honours) Year 4

    • cynthia moore DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 1 year ago

      I am working in a community in which i hear people saying they are struggling with bills. I am also listening to them saying that their children are leaving their country in search of work. How can the Government put money before people. Its their job to look after the citizens of Ireland and put in policies that everyone pays their way in order to support the people who are struggling.

    • David Cullinane DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 1 year ago

      As a member of Sinn Fein I am commited to creating a more equal society. Equality proofing and equality budgeting is a step in the right direction in terms of achieving this goal.


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