Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

Fr Peter McVerry SJ
Fr Peter McVerry SJ and the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) have expressed their deep criticism of the government’s homelessness action plan, Rebuilding Ireland, on the third anniversary of its launch. According to Fr McVerry in an Irish Times op-ed, the plan has been “an abject failure”.Since the plan was launched, the official figures for homelessness have increased a full 65%. And this does not include such hidden homelessness as migrants with refugee status who are unable to move...
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, on 5 December, called on the Minister for Justice to conduct an immediate investigation into why so many people in prison are sleeping on mattresses when the system is supposedly operating at 92-94% capacity.Eoin Carroll, Deputy Director of the Jesuit Centre, said: "The Minister for Justice must now instigate a review to find out why so many people are sleeping on mattresses when the prison estate is operating at 92-94% capacity. The Inspector of Prisons...