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Irish Prisoners Overseas

Irish citizens who are in prison overseas face lengthy delays to have their applications to be transferred home processed. This must change, says Ciara Kirrane of the ICPO.

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Launch of Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal Age

How do we reconcile Jesus’ difficult words about money with the wealth enjoyed by many Christians? A new book by Kevin Hargaden explores this dilemma.

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What Blasphemy Really Means

Kevin Hargaden’s piece in today’s Irish Times puts the recent blasphemy referendum into context, saying the real blasphemy exists in those who utter pious words to people in deepest need and yet offer no help to provide them with the essentials of life.

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Job Vacancy: JCFJ Director

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is seeking a Director. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of and commitment to social justice issues and the Ignatian ethos of the centre. Details below.

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Poor Service: What Poverty Eradication Day Means in Ireland

The only public service available to the poor, for which there is no waiting list, is the prison service, says Peter McVerry SJ.

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The Emaciated Conversation about Global Poverty

Global poverty is one of those seemingly rare topics where there might be good news to celebrate, says Kevin Hargaden.  

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Poverty and the Environment

Poverty is an ecological problem. Although degradation of the environment affects all human populations, it hits those living in poverty the hardest, says Catherine Devitt.

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Ending Poverty For All Must Include Prisoners

The first of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals commits to ending poverty in all forms everywhere. If we are to take this seriously it needs to include people in prison and their families, says Eoin Carroll.

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Vote Homelessness Out, says McVerry

A speech at the October 3rd Raise the Roof housing rally by Peter McVerry SJ urged the assembled crowd to let the government know that they would ‘vote homelessness out’ at the next general election.

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Rapid Action Needed to Limit Global Warming

A new climate report warns that countries must commit to becoming net zero emitters of greenhouse gas emissions before 2050, and that decisions made today are critical for ensuring a safe, sustainable future.