Why Do Homelessness Figures Fall in December?

One can only imagine that Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, breathed a sigh of relief. In the midst of a...
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Why Do Homelessness Figures Fall in December?

Housing Manifestos: Answering Our Questions

Housing has remained firmly on the agenda throughout the General Election 2020 campaign. Previously, the JCFJ proposed three questions about...
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Housing Manifestos: Answering Our Questions

The Socialisation of Failure

“But let’s be fair about it. We all partied.” (more…)
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The Socialisation of  Failure

Climate Justice is Social Justice

It isn’t that this election has failed to become one about the climate emergency. In many ways, it is worse...
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Climate Justice is Social Justice

Climate is NOT the most important issue

  Despite 2019's "green wave", just a small percentage of the electorate says the environment is their top priority when...
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Climate is NOT the most important issue

The Sight of Homelessness

It has been difficult to remain unmoved by the many images of homelessness and poverty which have confronted us in...
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The Sight of Homelessness

Election 2020 Guide: Prison Reform

Prison reform is not a topic that is high on the election agenda. However, the inhumane conditions of our prisons...
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Election 2020 Guide: Prison Reform

Election 2020 Guide: The Economy

In our general election guide to the economy, our Social Theologian, Kevin Hargaden says we should ask ourselves who the...
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Election 2020 Guide: The Economy

Election 2020 Guide: Housing and Homelessness

  The Irish housing and homelessness crisis is a crucial election issue. In this guide to the topic, our Social...
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Election 2020 Guide: Housing and Homelessness

Election 2020 Guide: The Environment

Our series of guides for the upcoming general election will help you decide who deserves your vote. We cover the...
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Election 2020 Guide: The Environment

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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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Why Do Homelessness Figures Fall in December?

One can only imagine that Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, breathed a sigh of relief. In the midst of a difficult General Election campaign, his Department was able to publish homelessness figures for December, which for the first time in a year, saw a reduction.

Housing Manifestos: Answering Our Questions

Housing has remained firmly on the agenda throughout the General Election 2020 campaign. Previously, the JCFJ proposed three questions about housing which could be used in conversations with canvassers, to see what each party’s housing policy is, beyond slogans. To close this loop, answers about housing policy were also taken from their current manifestos.

Climate Justice is Social Justice

It isn’t that this election has failed to become one about the climate emergency. In many ways, it is worse than that. It is one where our main political parties have failed to understand how to address the growth in social injustice and the interconnectivity of the issues creating the climate and biodiversity crisis.

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