The Collins Institute is a new policy think tank which has been tasked with examining the long-term challenges facing Ireland and suggesting possible policy responses. In particular it will look at the way in which a truly Just Republic might be established in Ireland in the run-up to 2022, the centenary of both the founding of the Irish state and the death of Michael Collins. By Just Republic we mean a modern citizen focused republic which is built around two key Fine Gael propositions: Its long held belief that Ireland must become a fairer and more Just Society and its more recent calls for the creation of a New Republic in our country “where trust is restored in our democratic institutions and the concerns of the Citizen, rather than the elites, are placed firmly at the centre of government.”

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