Students on the March for Climate Change in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ten large rallies are being held across Ireland on Friday, the biggest in Dublin, as part of the global day of action to counter climate disruption. (...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said: “This situation represents a grave social injustice, with deeply damaging consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important oppor(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

Last year several prisons’ visiting committees reported their concerns on the impact of criminal gangs on prison life. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are up to 14 criminal gangs operating in Irish prisons which are putting “huge pressure” on resources, according to the head of the Irish Prison(...)

February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTE show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions before famously addressing the knotty theological problem of theodicy. Photograph: RTÉ

In February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTÉ show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said when the Fines Act 2014 takes full effect the figures on imprisonment for fines will change dramatically.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Almost 80 per cent of female committals to prison last year were for non-payment of fines, the Irish Prison Service annual report shows. Overall comm(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry: said that “young offenders in the 18-24 age group have more in common with adolescents than adults”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Responsibility for prisoners aged 18-24 should be transferred to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, said social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVe(...)

 Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, take part in a protest outside the Department of Justice last year  over the treatment of asylum-seekers . Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government treatment of asylum-seekers remains “narrow” and “mean”, 10 months after the publication of a report on improving the asylum system, accord(...)

Catholic groups said the policy of the last 20 years of relying on the private rented sector to meet social housing needs had proven “a dismal failure”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Four Catholic Church-related social justice organisations have called on all candidates and voters in the forthcoming general election to make housing(...)

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