Social Justice Ireland is calling on the next government to create a fairer society for all.
The independent think-tank wants the next government to use its budgets to invest in public services and social housing.
It comes as new figures obtained by RTÉ show that in some cases it’s taking over a year to turn social housing units around and get them ready for new tenants after they’ve been vacated.
They show that in Cork County it takes an average of 66 weeks, while in Kerry it’s taking an average time of 55 weeks.
Social Justice Ireland Dr Sean Healy is also calling for the government to spend more to support small businesses, instead of on large multi-national corporations.