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New impetus needed to provide housing, says bishop in Christmas message

“Very many are under great strain because accommodation and housing is scarce or beyond their reach. A new political impetus is required along with real determination to make inroads into this critical need in so many people’s lives” – Bishop William Crean, Cloyne.

2018.12.20.

Change fiscal rules to invest in fairer Ireland – SJI

“Budget 2018 should be designed so that it is both economically sound and socially fair. These twin objectives are both realistic and achievable. However, they need to be underpinned by a clear policy commitment to achieving both” – Dr Seán Healy.

2017.07.19.

Call for investment programme for social housing & broadband

Social Justice Ireland argue investment will yield significant returns in terms of both employment and productivity, and will also address two of the largest infrastructural deficits in Ireland today.

2016.06.20.

NI bishops pay tribute to EU’s role in peace process

The “valuable work carried out to date to build new relationships across these islands must not be undermined.”

2016.06.09.

Irish society must be ‘people-centered’: Archbishop

If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.

2016.02.17.

Some of Budget’s childcare provisions welcomed

Pockets of positive investment in Budget a sign the Government is repairing some of the damage austerity has had on children: Barnardos.

2015.10.20.

By 2031 there will be one million over 65s in Ireland

“We are focusing far too much on the performance of the economy and not nearly enough on issues such as aging, social housing and sustainability" - Dr Seán Healy.

2015.08.31.

Tax cuts will hurt the old, sick & vulnerable: SJI

“This is not the time for tax cuts. All available resources should be used to address Ireland’s major deficits in areas such as caring, housing and poverty."

2015.07.01.

Irish charities forced to cut services despite recovery

Survey shows 33% of charities had to cut back or suspend services in the past year due to a lack of funding, while over 42% reported a drop in income.

2015.05.18.

Liberia declared ‘Ebola-free’

Monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since it first emerged in 1976.

2015.05.14.

Bishop slates employers over zero-hour contracts

Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.

2015.05.05.

Government urged to give lead on climate change

Social Justice Ireland calls on the Coalition to ensure its policies on climate change are coherent.

2015.02.20.

Our faith must be a 21st century faith: Archbishop

Many who decry the errors of the recent past quickly forget “how much all of us in our own way were part of a culture of empty celebrity in the days of prosperity”.

2014.12.15.

SVP anticipating increase in calls for help

Between now and Christmas, in the region of 140,000 people throughout the country will be visited by SVP volunteers.

2014.11.23.

Bishop Doran launches pastoral letter on education

"Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy."

2014.11.20.

Govt urged to regulate rents to protect tenants

Ten families a day becoming homeless in Dublin Sr Stan warns Govt and demands an effective short-term strategy to tackle the crisis.

2014.10.22.

Divorcing economics from morality caused crash

Economist warns theoretical mistake was made in believing economics has no need of morality.

2014.09.19.

Focus Ireland calls for 3,000 new homes

Homeless charity warns housing crisis cannot be solved without substantial Government investment in public housing.

2014.07.18.

Seminar promotes business leadership as a vocation

“Going to work is not just about getting an income, or profit, it unleashes creative capacity."

2014.05.17.

Social Justice Ireland unveils plan for universal pension

New Study shows how universal pension can be funded.

2013.09.17.

Honour 1916 by delivering equality for all SVP urges Govt

Those advocating more austerity are the well off who lack concern for the less well off.

2013.09.17.

Call for Govt to increase level of investment in economy

Social Justice Ireland proposes new €7bn 3-year investment programme to boost recovery.

2013.09.02.
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