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#social justice

# social-justice - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'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.

# social-justice - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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.

# social-justice - Monday 23 January, 2017

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.

# social-justice - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# social-justice - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?'

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'

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.