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# social justice

This year
Tributes to Journal Media reporters for three years of Mary Raftery Prize wins
Peter McVerry, presenting the awards, highlighted “powerful role” of media to expose injustice.
Last year
How Noteworthy is tackling inequity by giving a platform to unheard voices
Social justice has been a focus of investigative platform Noteworthy since its inception over three years ago.
All time
Lynn Ruane: This Mother's Day, let's celebrate those mothers doing a tough job in challenging circumstances
Mothers with very little income, who manage to ensure their babies are warm, fed and in school on time – often alone or in tough or even violent situations, writes Lynn Ruane.
Lynn Ruane: 'We need to change society radically from the ground up'
I am a product of the community development projects that have been systematically eroded writes, Senator Lynn Ruane.
Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy
Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.
'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95
The veteran’s illness was documented by his son after Smith gathered a huge following on Twitter.
Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'
But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.
Column: 'It's crucial that we discuss the causes of the Brexit vote and support for political extremes'
In Europe, economic priorities still dominate social priorities. This must change, writes Dr Seán Healy.
Alan Kelly thinks Peter McVerry has nothing positive to say about anything
Secondary students fight back against the media's obsession with water charges received some interesting letters in the post today…
'It's appalling what you've done': Kenny fights back on disability cuts
‘Shame on you for what you did’ – the Taoiseach was having none of it from Mícheál Martin.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society
Even a state with limited resources can prioritise human rights. We’re determined to ignite a passion for using the law to help disenfranchised communities, writes Mairead Healy.
Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz
I met Aaron at Harvard when he was 24. It was immediately clear that he was not only a genius, but also a gentleman who was wise beyond his years.
Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process
Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.
Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?
After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.
Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.
Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave
The new pope said today he wants “a poor Church for the poor” and spoke about how his name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi.
Pat Rabbitte: Social media is crucial for holding authority figures accountable
Pat Rabbitte said sites such as Facebook and Twitter are important for questioning the established order.
Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.
Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'
Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.