What is of particular concern is the rising number of committals of women to prison - the figure has doubled in the past five years.
"The Pope is showing tremendous global leadership in the area of biodiversity" - Dr Liam Lysaght from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
"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'.
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.
Proposed tax could generate up to €320m a year and could help address the housing crisis, child poverty, or the effects of climate change.
Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice welcomes Government's Climate Bill but warns that concrete actions must follow to avoid dangerous climate change.
“Young people are searching, faith is very much relevant to them."
Jesuit concerned that the Government does not fully appreciate the scale and seriousness of the housing and homelessness crisis.
“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.
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.
Need to ‘re-imagine’ role of imprisonment so that it is a penalty of last resort.
Only 10 EU member states responded to UNHCR appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.
Death penalty nun describes accompanying death row prisoners as a moment of grace.