It has not been until more recently that social innovation has gained mainstream popularity as a concept in Ireland. In part, this heightened awareness is linked to the financial and economic crisis which has underscored the need for and value of social innovation in Ireland.
Social innovation is time and context specific. That means it can mean different things in different context. What might not seem innovative in one country, may be groundbreaking in another. The political and cultural background is important to understand. There are also a wide variety of organisations involved in this field, each have different perspectives.
Read the full report here: Social Innovation in Ireland (2015)