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04/02/2013

The social and employment situation in Ireland (update February 2013)

IP/A/EMPL/NT/2012-09 - PE 492.472
Note requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs



This briefing paper provides an overview on the social and employment situation in Ireland. It sets out how the Irish government responded to the financial crisis. In this context, the key measures to combat poverty and social exclusion are presented. Similarly, the authors shed light on the policy priorities of the Irish EU Presidency, beginning in January 2013. Finally, the paper covers the topical issues discussed by the public in the field of employment and social affairs.

author(s): K. Doorley, W. Eichhorst, M. J. Kendzia (IZA)
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