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JCFJ trip studies support after prison

Tony O’Riordan SJ and Eoin Carroll, from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, recently hosted a study trip to a number of support projects for people coming out of prison in London and Leicester. The travelling group consisted of several Irish prison chaplains and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They were deeply impressed with ...

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JCFJ give evidence to Oireachtas Joint Committee

On Wednesday last, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) gave evidence to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice in relation to a planning motion for the new prison at Thornton Hall. JCFJ Director, Fr Tony O’Riordan told members of the Committee of TDs and Senators, that the new prison, with a design capacity of 2,220 prisoners, was a ...

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Housing Minister visits JCFJ

On Wednesday 30 January Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing at the Department of the Environment, visited the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Accompanied by officials from his department, the Minister met with Margaret Burns, Eoin Carroll, Peter McVerry SJ and Tony O’Riordan SJ. The Minister also met with some young people who are ...

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Íosánaigh ar An tuath nua

Ar TG4 ag 7:30 i.n. caitheann Pádraic Ó Neachtain an lá in éineacht le sagart Íosánach agus é i mbun oibre.

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Fr McVerry calls for radical review of Irish prison system

In the new issue of the CFJ’s Working Notes, Peter McVerry SJ argues powerfully that there is almost no political commitment to rehabilitation in the Irish prison system, and he deplores the appalling conditions in St Patrick’s Institution. It is twenty-one years since the recommendation was made to shut down St Patrick’s Institution for Young Offenders. It was made in ...

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CFJ in international coalition on immigration

A challenge to the practice of immigration-related detention will be leveled by a new coalition of human rights groups, with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice prominent among them, writes Tony O’Riordan SJ. A number of Irish human rights groups have joined over 100 human rights groups worldwide, to form an international coalition to challenge immigration-related detention. Spread over ...

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