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Jesuit Centre critical of prison service’s unmet commitments

What is of particular concern is the rising number of committals of women to prison - the figure has doubled in the past five years.


Laudato Si seminar highlights biodiversity loss in Ireland

"The Pope is showing tremendous global leadership in the area of biodiversity" - Dr Liam Lysaght from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.


Govt urged to end ‘severe confinement’ for young adults

"Shocking to learn that people in prison spend so much time locked in their cell" - Joanne O’Riordan at the launch of 'Developing Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults'.


‘Housing is key social justice issue facing country’

Given the scale & implications of the housing & homelessness crisis, it's disappointing the issue hasn't featured far more prominently in election debates: Fr McVerry.


Launch of ‘Robin Hood’ tax campaign in Ireland

Proposed tax could generate up to €320m a year and could help address the housing crisis, child poverty, or the effects of climate change.


Climate Bill must translate into concrete actions

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice welcomes Government's Climate Bill but warns that concrete actions must follow to avoid dangerous climate change.


Venerable John Sullivan’s crucifix blessings sought

“Young people are searching, faith is very much relevant to them."


Family homelessness still rising warns Fr McVerry

Jesuit concerned that the Government does not fully appreciate the scale and seriousness of the housing and homelessness crisis.


No real reduction in chronic prison overcrowding

“It is unfortunate that the new prison in Cork will institutionalise cell-sharing as a feature of prison accommodation" as it is at variance with international best practice.


Govt must admit scale of homelessness: Jesuit

Rough sleeper count in Dublin showed 59 people were sleeping rough in Spring 2011; now it is estimated to be 150 in Dublin and up to 224 people nationally.


New book urges far-reaching changes in penal system

Need to ‘re-imagine’ role of imprisonment so that it is a penalty of last resort.


JRS Ireland quiz EU stance on forced migration

Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.


Sr Helen Prejean addresses ‘Voices of Hope’ in Galway

Death penalty nun describes accompanying death row prisoners as a moment of grace.

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