Apple and the ethics of taxation

  The EU Commission ruled in 2016 that Ireland had illegally offered State aid to Apple in their tax arrangements....
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Apple and the ethics of taxation

The Political Reality of Dignity

  The age in which we live is, apparently, one of seismic political shifts. For some, a dangerous popularism is...
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The Political Reality of Dignity

Climate Case Ireland

  This week saw Climate Case Ireland take to the Supreme Court to bring their case against the Irish Government...
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Climate Case Ireland

The Unintended Prison Experiment

  We have never been so obsessed with experiments. In some sense, our former way of life ostensibly hinges on...
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The Unintended Prison Experiment

No Country For Poor Women

A common lament of those working in the area of prison policy is a lack of information. This has not...
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No Country For Poor Women

Submission to Youth Justice Strategy 2020-26

  The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has made a submission to the Youth Justice Strategy 2020-2026 as part...
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Submission to Youth Justice Strategy 2020-26

‘Formgeschichte’ and the Programme for Government

  Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and the Green Party yesterday published their proposed Programme for Government. 128 days after the...
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‘Formgeschichte’ and the Programme for Government

Ireland has a racist criminal justice system

  It is less than two weeks since the Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was caught on camera killing George...
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Ireland has a racist criminal justice system

World Environment Day 2020

  June 5th is World Environment Day 2020, which is happening against the backdrop of seismic global events including a...
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World Environment Day 2020

Landlords Should Support a Liveable Minimum Wage

  We knew it could not last forever. I suppose we wish it could have lasted a little longer. There was...
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Landlords Should Support a Liveable Minimum Wage

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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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Apple and the ethics of taxation

  The EU Commission ruled in 2016 that Ireland had illegally offered State aid to Apple in their tax arrangements. Like so many of the multi-national corporations based in Ireland, Apple were never heavily taxed here – paying about 1% of their profits in 2003. But by 2014, that rate had reduced to 0.005%. The… Read more »

The Political Reality of Dignity

  The age in which we live is, apparently, one of seismic political shifts. For some, a dangerous popularism is resurgent around the world. Others optimistically spy the end of neoliberal hegemony and the beginning of a new left renaissance. Regardless of where one falls on these questions, two recent books – Chris Arnade’s Dignity… Read more »

Climate Case Ireland

  This week saw Climate Case Ireland take to the Supreme Court to bring their case against the Irish Government for its failure to take climate action. The central challenge of Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE), a voluntary network of citizens bringing forward the Climate Case on behalf of the people of Ireland (https://www.climatecaseireland.ie/),… Read more »

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The Unintended Prison Experiment

  We have never been so obsessed with experiments. In some sense, our former way of life ostensibly hinges on their success. Reports of the merest success against Covid-19 imbue us with hope. On the periphery of the pandemic, slightly more removed, many unintended social experiments have occurred or are ongoing in Ireland. Typically, social… Read more »

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