Irish prisoners are locked up for on average seventeen hours a day, and this routine has not changed in thirty years. So said Eoin Carroll, Advocacy and Social Policy Research Officer in the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.
The Centre welcomes the Dáil’s decision to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill.
The Bill will bring about legislation requiring Ireland’s National Strategic Investment Fund to withdraw over €8 billion worth of taxpayers money from fossil fuel companies, and ban any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.
In February 2016, the Jesuit Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology and for Higher Education in Rome published a Special Report on Justice in the Global Economy.
The Report was compiled by an international group of Jesuits and lay colleagues in the fields of social science and economics, philosophy and theology. This issue of Working Notes is a response to the Report.
The latest report from the Central Statistics Office shows that half of young adults in prison re-offend within three years upon release. Clearly, a different approach is needed.
Community programmes allow those who have caused harm to ‘pay back’ for the hurt caused, to make reparation.
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is dedicated to creating a better society for all by promoting social justice & policy reform through research, awareness raising & advocacy.
People in prison are amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable in our society. The majority have left school early, experience literacy and learning difficulties and have a history of unemployment... Click here to view all of our material on Penal Policy
Environmental protection has emerged as a key element of social justice debates in recent decades... Click here to view all of our material on Environmental Justice
The election of Pope Francis has given people hope that the deep crisis that affects the Catholic Church in Ireland can be tackled... Click here to view all of our material on Theological issues
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