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  • housing crisisIreland’s Dysfunctional Housing System

    ‘Homelessness is worse now than at any time in recent memory’ says Peter McVerry SJ in our latest issue of Working Notes. In his article he draws attention to some of the serious problems being faced by tens of thousands of households in Ireland today in terms of housing access, affordability and security.

    McVerry describes the Irish housing system today as ‘dysfunctional’, with all three sectors – the private housing market, the social housing sector and the private rented sector – in crisis at the same time. The most visible and extreme consequence of that dysfunctionality is the significant increase in homelessness.

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  • YES EQUALITY1What can the Catholic Church learn from the Marriage Referendum?

    Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, who works in the Centre, has written a number of articles reflecting on the Yes vote in the Marriage Referendum. O’Hanlon notes the spontaneous celebrations and explosion of joy in Dublin Castle following the announcement and Archbishop Martin’s comment that the Catholic Church needs a “reality check across the board”.

    In the articles O’Hanlon tells us that church leaders need to take up energetically the Pope’s challenge to create a more collegial and dialogical church, one in which everyone’s voice is heard.

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  • eoin carroll1Unmet commitments as Irish Prison Service reaches end of strategy says Jesuit Centre

    The Irish Prison Services and Irish Probation Service have launched their Annual Reports for 2014 and a Joint Strategy 2015–2017. The launch of these reports coincided with the end of the Prison Service’s Three Year Strategic Plan 2012–2015 where several critical objectives have not been met says the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

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  • Time to give1Time to Give? Volunteering Opportunities in the Criminal Justice Area

    It’s national volunteer week, a reminder to get active and look at the exciting ways to help out in your local community or with a national campaign. If you’ve a particular interest in criminal justice issues then we’ve the perfect guide to the organisations looking for your help.

    The guide is available at www.timetogive.ie

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