Category: News

Eviction Ban: Breathing Space in a Catastrophe

During Covid-19, the eviction ban was considered to be constitutional because we had a health emergency. It could now be re-instated on the grounds that we have a housing emergency.  

Job Vacancy – Operations Facilitator Role

We are recruiting for the position of Operations Facilitator. This is a unique and broad-ranging role that will suit someone with the right mix of intellectual, organisational and creative skills.

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Walking towards clean air

As the public consultation about pedestrianising Capel Street showed, we can work together to make our environments healthier and more enjoyable for everyone.

Launch of IHPG Report

Homelessness organisations and others in the non-profit sector have always been involved in advocacy and therefore in shaping government policy. This report continues this practice not only by its analysis of the two most recent Irish housing strategies but also by examining international examples of housing and homelessness policy.

No Good News Without Justice

What’s the point of having a centre for faith and justice if the faithful don’t really care about justice?

Prison’s Mission Creep

As a society, we should always be seeking to reduce both our prison population and the role of the prison. What we are currently experiencing is a mission creep—the gradual expansion beyond its original aims or goals— which is very difficult to row back once it becomes ingrained.

Safe cycling infrastructure! What will it take?

The solution for too long has been to treat the symptom and add to the number of cars moving short distances on dangerous roads. We need to tackle the root of the problem and ensure that our roads are no longer dangerous – for children cycling to school down rural roads or adults cycling to work in Salthill.

The Right to Housing

A referendum on the right to housing would reflect what our values as a society are, at this point in time.

The Allure of Carceral Feminism

If a ‘carceral feminism’ rises with a reliance on the Irish criminal justice system, then a shift will imperceptibly occur where gender-based violence becomes more narrowly defined as an individual crime rather than a broad social and political problem.

Remembering Hiroshima, Remembering Arrupe

The Enola Gay was already 15 kilometres away when the bomb detonated 44 seconds later, about 700m above ground. Bob Caron was the only crew member facing the city. He saw the air crinkle from the horizon and then three successive waves caused the plane to creak, groan, and shake. The crew reported their mouths filled with a sour taste. The captain remembers whispering, “My god, what have we done?”