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Equality Budgeting in Ireland: A Tax-Based Exploration

"This research addresses the question of equality budgeting in Ireland. There is a pressing need, particularly in post-crisis Ireland, to ensure that tax and welfare policies do not exacerbate growing inequality in our society. In this context, inequality addresses not simply income inequality, but the nine grounds under which discrimination is outlawed in our employment law. These are gender, age, disability, civil and family status, sexual orientation, race, religion and membership of the Traveling community. The research will focus on the real and perceived areas of inequality under all of these headings, and will highlight areas for particular attention by policy-makers"

- Dr Sheila Killian, University of Limerick.

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Researcher Profile

Dr Sheila Killian, University of Limerick

Sheila Killian University of Limerick

Sheila is the Director of the Principles for Responsible Management Education at the Kemmy Business School in University of Limerick. Prior to joining UL, she worked as a tax advisor with Ernst & Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen & Co., in the aviation finance industry as a leasing analyst, and as a programmer in both the educational software and industrial sectors. More recently, she has had visiting positions at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and Aalto University in Finland. Sheila has a primary degree in mathematics, a masters degree in business studies and a PhD in taxation. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 (national prizewinner in the final admitting exams) and as an associate of the Irish Tax Institute in 1989.