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# social-justice - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Lynn Ruane: This Mother's Day, let's celebrate those mothers doing a tough job in challenging circumstances
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: This Mother's Day, let's celebrate those mothers doing a tough job in challenging circumstances

Mar 31st 2019, 6:00 PM 52,806 Views 14 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'We need to change society radically from the ground up'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: 'We need to change society radically from the ground up'

Feb 10th 2019, 8:00 PM 33,612 Views 37 Comments

I am a product of the community development projects that have been systematically eroded writes, Senator Lynn Ruane.

# social-justice - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy
# They Won't Be Loved
# They Won't Be Loved

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:30 AM 87,721 Views 56 Comments

Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.

# social-justice - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95
# Harry's Last Stand
# Harry's Last Stand

'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95

Nov 28th 2018, 10:40 AM 16,698 Views 30 Comments

The veteran’s illness was documented by his son after Smith gathered a huge following on Twitter.

# social-justice - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'

Jun 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,048 Views 141 Comments

But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.

# social-justice - Monday 23 January, 2017

Column: 'It's crucial that we discuss the causes of the Brexit vote and support for political extremes'
# Social Justice
# Social Justice

Column: 'It's crucial that we discuss the causes of the Brexit vote and support for political extremes'

Jan 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 61 Views 58 Comments

In Europe, economic priorities still dominate social priorities. This must change, writes Dr Seán Healy.

# social-justice - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Alan Kelly thinks Peter McVerry has nothing positive to say about anything
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Alan Kelly thinks Peter McVerry has nothing positive to say about anything

Feb 11th 2015, 3:25 PM 19,767 Views 129 Comments

Ouch.

# social-justice - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Secondary students fight back against the media's obsession with water charges
# 18 November
# 18 November

Secondary students fight back against the media's obsession with water charges

Dec 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 12,354 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie received some interesting letters in the post today…

# social-justice - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It's appalling what you've done': Kenny fights back on disability cuts
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'It's appalling what you've done': Kenny fights back on disability cuts

Jul 15th 2014, 5:29 PM 15,394 Views 51 Comments

‘Shame on you for what you did’ – the Taoiseach was having none of it from Mícheál Martin.

# social-justice - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 336 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# social-justice - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society
# Social Justice
# Social Justice

Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society

Mar 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 67 Views 25 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Friday 10 January, 2014

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz

Jan 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 95 Views 11 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Nov 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 118 Views 115 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 142 Views 39 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
# New Job
# New Job

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

Mar 29th 2013, 5:09 PM 11,293 Views 55 Comments

The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.

# social-justice - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave
# Il Papa
# Il Papa

Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave

Mar 16th 2013, 1:11 PM 20,230 Views 130 Comments

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.

# social-justice - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: Social media is crucial for holding authority figures accountable
# Media
# Media

Pat Rabbitte: Social media is crucial for holding authority figures accountable

Mar 10th 2013, 2:02 PM 6,329 Views 71 Comments

Pat Rabbitte said sites such as Facebook and Twitter are important for questioning the established order.

# social-justice - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

May 1st 2012, 6:06 PM 26 Views 59 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# social-justice - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 25 Views 19 Comments

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.