Social Justice Matters
106. SJI Interviews Ep62: Introducing a 4 Day Week with Caroline Whyte, Feasta, and Ciarán Nugent, NERI

106. SJI Interviews Ep62: Introducing a 4 Day Week with Caroline Whyte, Feasta, and Ciarán Nugent, NERI

January 27, 2022

We are all aware of changes that need to be made to reduce our emissions and live more sustainably.  One such change, according to many advocating in this space, is the introduction of a four-day week. In this episode, Colette Bennett chats to Caroline Whyte of Feasta and Ciarán Nugent of NERI on what exactly it is and what it means for environmental, labour-market, and social sustainability.

105. SJI10 Minute Lessons Ep.17: Housing and Poverty 2022 - Part 2

105. SJI10 Minute Lessons Ep.17: Housing and Poverty 2022 - Part 2

January 20, 2022

On Monday, 10th January 2022, Social Justice Ireland published our policy briefing 'Housing and Poverty 2022'. This briefing, which can be accessed on our website  HERE analyses the impact of housing costs – mortgage interest and rent – on the poverty rates of various household types.

 

In this latest episode of our SJI 10 Minute Lessons Series, we take a look at the post-housing costs poverty rate of various household types as well as our proposals for what needs to be done.

104. SJI 10 Minute Lessons Ep16: Housing and Poverty 2022 - Part 1

104. SJI 10 Minute Lessons Ep16: Housing and Poverty 2022 - Part 1

January 13, 2022

On Monday, 10th January 2022, Social Justice Ireland published our policy briefing 'Housing and Poverty 2022'. This briefing, which can be accessed on our website  HERE analyses the impact of housing costs – mortgage interest and rent – on the poverty rates of various household types.

 

In this latest episode of our SJI 10 Minute Lessons Series, we take a look at poverty,  how it's calculated and what it looks like and the impact of rent payments on the poverty rate of people receiving housing subsidies.

 

103. SJI Seminar Series Ep26: Michelle Murphy on Delivering the European Pillar of Social Rights: Challenges and Opportunities

103. SJI Seminar Series Ep26: Michelle Murphy on Delivering the European Pillar of Social Rights: Challenges and Opportunities

December 16, 2021

Michelle Murphy is Research and Policy Analyst with Social Justice Ireland.

In her paper for the Social Justice Ireland's 34th Annual Social Policy Conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights, Michelle speaks about the challenging employment, training and poverty and social exclusion trends in social rights and the need for rights to sufficient income and meaningful work. 

All the Papers and Videos from the Conference can be accessed HERE and Santina Bertulessi's Policy Conference paper can be listened to HERE.

102.SJI Interviews Ep.61: Tim Hanly on Adult Safeguarding

102.SJI Interviews Ep.61: Tim Hanly on Adult Safeguarding

December 9, 2021

The 19th November 2021 was the first National Safeguarding Day. A day to recognise safeguarding issues and concerns, and what can be done about them. 

There are nine HSE Safeguarding and Protection Teams (SPTs), one in each CHO (Community Healthcare Organisations) throughout Ireland. Each SPT is tasked with co-ordinating consistent responses to concerns of abuse and neglect. In this episode, Colette Bennett chats to Tim Hanly, General Manager of the HSE National Safeguarding Office, about patterns of abuse, the need for structural and legislative reform, and what we, as a society, can practically do.

101. SJI Interviews Ep60: Michael Byrne on Housing Affordability

101. SJI Interviews Ep60: Michael Byrne on Housing Affordability

December 2, 2021

Michael is a lecturer in political economy at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in University College Dublin. His work is focused on urban political economy, in particular the relationship between the financial system and housing, as well as the politics of housing and urban activism. This week, he chats to Susanne Rogers about some aspects of housing affordability in Ireland.

More information about Mick's work on housing can be found here: www.theweekinhousing.substack.com

100. SJI Interviews Ep59: Seán Healy on the History of Social Justice Ireland

100. SJI Interviews Ep59: Seán Healy on the History of Social Justice Ireland

November 25, 2021

There was only one possible guest for our 100th episode.  Dr. Seán Healy, CEO of Social Justice Ireland chats with Susanne Rogers about the origin, aims, objectives, achievements and future hopes for the organisation. Go to www.socialjustice.ie to find out more. 

99. SJI Seminar Series Ep25: Santina Bertulessi on a Strong Social Europe for just transitions and recovery

99. SJI Seminar Series Ep25: Santina Bertulessi on a Strong Social Europe for just transitions and recovery

November 18, 2021

Santina Bertulessi is deputy Head of Cabinet for Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights. She is the cabinet’s senior political adviser and is in charge, among other things, of the coordination of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European economic policy coordination and the European Semester, the Social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union, the Child Guarantee, the Social economy and the relations with the European Parliament.

In her paper for the Social Justice Ireland Annual Social Policy Conference, Santina speaks about the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan and the subsequent action plan. Europe has decided to put social justice, social investments and social resilience at the heart of the recovery. Social rights must drive Europe’s transition towards a green and digital economy and society.

98. SJI Interviews Ep58: Eddie D‘Arcy on Youth Work

98. SJI Interviews Ep58: Eddie D‘Arcy on Youth Work

November 11, 2021

In this week's episode, our returning guest, Eddie D'Arcy chats with Susanne Rogers about his long career in Youth Work, the changes and growth witnessed over the last few decades, the value of this work to society and the challenges and concerns for the future. 

 

 

97. SJI 10 Minutes Lessons Ep15: Michelle Murphy on Sustainability and COP26

97. SJI 10 Minutes Lessons Ep15: Michelle Murphy on Sustainability and COP26

November 4, 2021

This week, the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Glasgow.  In this Ten Minute Lesson, Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst, examines the issue of environmental sustainability, the challenges we face, and what can be done about it.

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