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SVP volunteers gather in Dublin to celebrate 175 years of God’s work

“The greatness of the story of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is the witness of those men and women who became real friends with the poor.”


Future of Ireland and EU – a choice, not a chance.

The European Union has to become a caring Union, looking out for the socially deprived, Social Justice Ireland tells Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Future of the European Union.


Charities welcome modest improvements in Budget

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) stated that Budget 2018 has given modest improvements for some but failed to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed.


Government must work in interest of all – Social Justice Ireland

“A real republic will stand for social justice and for equality. Social Justice Ireland calls on leadership from all sectors of Irish society to become part of a debate on a new social contract for a new century,” said Dr Seán Healy.


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'.


Poverty & social exclusion eroding rural communities

“We now have a large number of people suffering from stress and anxiety, feeling forgotten by successive government agencies” - SVP.


Budget 2015 must tackle poverty and social exclusion

Calls for assistance to the SVP’s regional offices have increased by over 100% since 2009.


SVP slams European Commission over austerity

Social Justice Ireland critical of the “democratic deficit” in the EU and Ireland.


Social justice groups meet election candidates

Futures based on the primacy of the market are not likely to be just or fair warns SJI.


EU policies producing poverty and unemployment

New study reveals disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation in seven EU countries.


NI Minister affirms Churches’ role in creating a just society

Faith communities bring a deep understanding of social needs - Bishop Treanor.


NI bishop concerned at political alienation among poor

Conference to discuss faith contribution to public debate on social need.


‘Solidarity must be the defining value of Budget 2014’

Bishops and Catholic groups appeal for an end to devastating austerity policies.

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