Interview with Margaret Burns on Michael Moore's Sicko

Michael Moore made his latest film, Sicko, as a warning to the American people of the danger of for-profit health care.  However, when Margaret Burns – social policy officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice – saw Sicko, she saw it as a warning to the Irish people of what our health care service could become. Each week a new health service scandal hits the news, and the debate between public hospitals and private hospitals is raging ever hotter. Lena Jacobs spoke to Margaret Burns about her article “A Horrible Warning? Lessons for Ireland from Michael Moore's Film, Sicko” that has recently been published in the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice's journal Working Notes. Here she is asked why she decided to write the article...

 


 



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Current Government Policy will not end Homelessness, says Fr McVerry

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25 November 2007

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Current Government Policy will not end Homelessness, says Fr McVerry

Need for a Boom in Social Housing
Ireland will need to see a boom in social housing, along with other radical changes in policy, if it is to ever achieve the goal of ending homelessness, says Fr Peter McVerry of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

Posted in Housing & Homelessness News

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Violence and intimidation likely to ‘infect’ and undermine the regime of new Thornton Hall prison

 
 
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18 November 2007

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Contact: Tony O’Riordan, Director, 087 928 6945

Posted in Criminality, Prisons and Justice News

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