The multiplier effect of prison overcrowding

Prison overcrowding affects prisoners' ability to attend education, work, appointments and social activities, and puts a strain on stretched in-prison...
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The multiplier effect of prison overcrowding

Slow travel gathers pace

More flights means that more emissions will be produced. On the other hand, people travel for a myriad of different...
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Slow travel gathers pace

Rent Tax Credit should be easier to access

Letting people know, in simple terms, what they are entitled to and how to get it is the basic level...
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Rent Tax Credit should be easier to access

Grounds for optimism… or outrage?

Optimism has its place but the reality of the current housing and homelessness issue should not inspire it.
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Grounds for optimism… or outrage?

Is active transport really the priority it should be?

There is recognition at the national level that our car-dependent transport model needs to change.  Funding to finance this change...
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Is active transport really the priority it should be?

Do the ends justify the means?

Most people want a speedier, more efficient planning process, but we must consider the question of who it will be...
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Do the ends justify the means?

‘War on Christmas’ Rhetoric is Political Distraction

Christians don’t need to wage any wars in defence of Christmas. But we do need to find new ways to...
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‘War on Christmas’ Rhetoric is Political Distraction

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home

From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home COP27  – the primary forum...
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From COP in Egypt to your Parish – How we care for our Common Home

Tis the season… to protest

Weeks of relentless advertising have started, all designed to part people from their money at this, ‘the most wonderful time...
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Tis the season… to protest

In defence of those annoying climate activists

How should we respond to the disruption caused by climate activists? It seems that the pattern established in response to...
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In defence of those annoying climate activists

Who we are

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice works to combat injustice and marginalisation in Irish society, through social analysis, education and advocacy. The Centre highlights complex social issues, informs opinion and advocates for governmental policy change to create a fair and equitable society for all.

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Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Economic justice is perhaps the fulcrum around which all social justice debates in contemporary society rotate. In our political discourse, every question of human flourishing seems to be reduced to bottom-line thinking.

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Care of creation or protection of the environment emerged as a key element of social justice in recent decades. The science of ecology has described the intricate web of relationships in which people play an active part for good and bad.

Housing Crisis

Housing Crisis

The right to a safe and secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights, it is fundamental to enable people to live a dignified life. Without the security provided by having somewhere to live, physical and mental health is at risk.

Penal Policy

Penal Policy

People in prison are amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable in our society. The majority have left school early, experience literacy and learning difficulties and have a history of unemployment.

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The multiplier effect of prison overcrowding

Prison overcrowding affects prisoners’ ability to attend education, work, appointments and social activities, and puts a strain on stretched in-prison psychological and addiction supports. There are few, if any, downsides to having fewer people in a prison.

Slow travel gathers pace

More flights means that more emissions will be produced. On the other hand, people travel for a myriad of different reasons and defining what is frivolous and what is necessary is an extremely tricky balance to find, but one that we all must grapple with.

Rent Tax Credit should be easier to access

Letting people know, in simple terms, what they are entitled to and how to get it is the basic level of public service that we should be able to expect from Government.

Grounds for optimism… or outrage?

Optimism has its place but the reality of the current housing and homelessness issue should not inspire it.

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