Prison Expansion: The Population Growth Fallacy

Rhetoric will inevitably increase as a “tough on crime” arms race will ensue between the three largest parties, with Independents...
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Prison Expansion: The Population Growth Fallacy

Outside the Walls

While for most people, the holiday ended with the finishing of the last bit of chocolate egg, this is the first...
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Outside the Walls

“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

A guest post from a friend of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Toni Pyke. Toni will be joining...
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“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

Community Gardens – More than just food

A new community garden is opening in Clongowes Wood College. In time this project will yield not only a food...
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Community Gardens – More than just food

Equal before the Law?

This article, by Fr Peter McVerry SJ, originally appeared Reality magazine in 2016. Eight years on and it is as...
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Equal before the Law?

Can I Get a Witness?

At a recent meeting with Jesuits I was asked a great question: If you could only save three passages of...
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Can I Get a Witness?

Plan with Dignity

Land use requires a juggling act of different needs. Offices, housing, parking, green space, retail, transport and schools all vie...
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Plan with Dignity

The Upcoming Referenda are not Making Environmental Proposals

Environmental politics are heating up. Over the last year, we have observed a backlash to the "Green wave" across the...
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The Upcoming Referenda are not Making Environmental Proposals

War is an Environmental Issue

The conceptual heart of Pope Francis' groundbreaking environmental manifesto, Laudato Si', is his idea of integral ecology (§139): We are faced...
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War is an Environmental Issue

Prison Overcrowding: Between Two Visits of Committee for Prevention of Torture

Fast forward five years, what are the CPT likely to find in relation to overcrowding when they visit Ireland later...
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Prison Overcrowding: Between Two Visits of Committee for Prevention of Torture

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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

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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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Prison Expansion: The Population Growth Fallacy

Rhetoric will inevitably increase as a “tough on crime” arms race will ensue between the three largest parties, with Independents upping the ante from local townhall meetings. At the very least, politicians need to stop identifying population growth as a predictor of future prison capacity. Maybe, instead of motioning to the public that their hands are tied, an honest response is that they want to put more people in prison for longer.

Outside the Walls

While for most people, the holiday ended with the finishing of the last bit of chocolate egg, this is the first week of Easter. Last Friday, Christians around the world remembered the crucifixion of Jesus, son of Mary. And on Sunday, they gathered across the globe to celebrate his Resurrection. Technically, the celebration continues for 50… Read more »

“Lord, when did we see you hungry…?”

A guest post from a friend of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Toni Pyke. Toni will be joining many from the Jesuit communities and wider afield for a peace pilgrimage of prayer and solidarity, walking from Milltown to the St Francis Xavier church on Gardiner Street Upper on Wednesday March 27, starting at… Read more »

Community Gardens – More than just food

A new community garden is opening in Clongowes Wood College. In time this project will yield not only a food harvest but a creative space where hands and minds can gather to create wonderful communities which thrive. In time, food may only be a by-product of the relationships and community which is formed.

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