People Before Profit is motivated by a central ambition – to help each individual to reach their full potential in a society geared towards human flourishing. Education and care are essential to this project, as they equip people with the social, emotional and critical faculties necessary for productive and fulfilling lives.

An educated society is reflexive, balanced and critically aware. This will make those living in it more able to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

There are some positives in our education system in terms of overall participation rates, but the inequality of the wider society infects education along with everything else. This starts at the pre-school level.

The government currently gives €700 million to corporations in tax breaks for reseach and development. We would redirect this money to our universities.