Social Justice Matters
86. SJI Interviews Ep50: Creating a civil society submission to the Universal Periodic Review

86. SJI Interviews Ep50: Creating a civil society submission to the Universal Periodic Review

July 29, 2021

To mark United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, in this episode Susanne Rogers chats to Donal Leader - Advocacy Officer at Christian Brothers European Province, John McGeady - Justice Officer for the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles - Irish Province and Brian O'Toole - Director of the Interprovincial Justice Desk for the Presentation Sisters about how they came together to create a civil society submission to the Universal Periodic Review, looking at Ireland's Human Rights obligations and responses to human trafficking measures, domestic and gender based violence and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. 

The submission can be read here: https://www.olaireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/UPR-Submission-on-Human-Trafficking-Domestic-Gender-Based-Violence-and-Rights-of-Refugees-Asylum-Seekers-ERI-IPA-OLA-18-03-2021.pdf

 

 

85. SJI Interviews Ep49. Barry Finnegan on Media Literacy

85. SJI Interviews Ep49. Barry Finnegan on Media Literacy

July 22, 2021

In this week's episode, Barry Finnegan, Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College Dublin chats to Susanne Rogers about the difference between fake news, disinformation and misinformation, the power of language, free speech and critical thinking around news. 

We are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

84. SJI Interviews Ep48. Education and Covid-19

84. SJI Interviews Ep48. Education and Covid-19

July 15, 2021

Social Justice Ireland published Social Justice Matters Policy Brief - Education and Covid-19.  These Policy Briefs are a series designed to provide independent and in-depth analysis on important social policy issues and to present policy options that should be prioritised in the coming years.  This issue looks at the impact of Covid-19 on education at primary level and second level in Ireland. 

In this episode, to coincide with World Youth Skills Day, Michelle Murphy and Susanne Rogers, Research and Policy Analysts with SJI discuss the findings and policy proposals set out within the brief, which can be accessed HERE.

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

83. SJI Seminars Ep21: Budget Choices 2022 - Delivering a Fair Recovery

83. SJI Seminars Ep21: Budget Choices 2022 - Delivering a Fair Recovery

July 8, 2021

Despite the immediate uncertainty, Budget 2022 must embrace the need for new approaches to how we as a society prioritise choices. People, well-being, public services and a widespread and fair recovery must come first. 

Budget Choices 2022, available to download from our website, contains detailed, fully-costed Budgetary packages across more than a dozen policy areas including health, housing, education, welfare, sustainability and more; it also contains a range of costed, revenue-raising proposals.

82. SJI Interviews Ep47. Dr. Patrick Bresnihan on Data Centres

82. SJI Interviews Ep47. Dr. Patrick Bresnihan on Data Centres

July 1, 2021

In this week's episode, to mark Social Media Day, Dr. Patrick Bresnihan from Maynooth University talks to Susanne Rogers about data centres. We chat about data usage and creation, the energy usage and environmental impacts of data and alternative energy sources . 

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

81. SJI Interviews Ep46: Cian O’Callaghan and Kathleen Stokes on Urban Vacancy

81. SJI Interviews Ep46: Cian O’Callaghan and Kathleen Stokes on Urban Vacancy

June 25, 2021

In this week's episode, Susanne Rogers talks to Cian O’Callaghan, Assistant Professor in Urban Geography at Trinity College Dublin and Kathleen Stokes, postdoctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin about their Irish Research Council Coalesce scheme funded research project 'Rethinking Urban Vacancy: Addressing the Challenge of Underutilised Land through Innovative policy solutions'. 

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

80. SJI Seminar Series Ep20: World Public Service Day and Dr. Theresa Reidy on the Power Monopoly between Central and Local Governments in Ireland

80. SJI Seminar Series Ep20: World Public Service Day and Dr. Theresa Reidy on the Power Monopoly between Central and Local Governments in Ireland

June 18, 2021

The 23rd June is World Public Service Day. To mark this occasion, we take a listen back to our Annual Social Policy Conference 2018 and a presentation by Dr. Theresa Reidy of UCC on the Power Monopoly between Central and Local Government.

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

 
79. SJI Interview Series Ep45. 10 Point Plan to deliver Housing for All.

79. SJI Interview Series Ep45. 10 Point Plan to deliver Housing for All.

June 10, 2021

Social Justice Ireland  submitted our 10 Point Plan to deliver Housing for Allas part of the Government's anticipated new housing strategy. Our proposals move away from housing as a commodity towards housing as a home, addressing deficits in homelessness prevention and supports; necessary increases in social housing provision; affordable housing; strengthening the private rented sector; and ensuring that housing developments are providing for sustainable communities. 

In this episode, Colette Bennett, Economic and Social Analyst and Susanne Rogers, Research and Policy Analyst with SJI discuss the plan, exploring the data and reasoning behind the plan. 

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

78. SJI Interview Series Ep44: Anne-Marie McGauran on Ireland’s Social Welfare System and Gender

78. SJI Interview Series Ep44: Anne-Marie McGauran on Ireland’s Social Welfare System and Gender

June 3, 2021

In April 2021, the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) published a background paper "Ireland’s Social Welfare System: Gender, Family and Class". In this week's episode, Anne-Marie McGauran talks to Susanne Rogers about the interaction of gender, family and the welfare system. 

 

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

77. SJI Interview Series Ep43: Employment Monitor: Post-pandemic Unemployment

77. SJI Interview Series Ep43: Employment Monitor: Post-pandemic Unemployment

May 27, 2021

Employment Monitor is a briefing from Social Justice Ireland examining Ireland’s employment situation, including employment numbers, significant labour market trends, and other aspects of the macroeconomy. The purpose is to highlight selected trends and make recommendations with a focus on the policy goals of increasing employment, providing better working conditions, and creating a more just economic model and a fairer society.

In today's episode, Colette Bennett and Susanne Rogers talk through both the findings and subsequent policy proposals. 

Read the Monitor here: https://www.socialjustice.ie/sites/default/files/attach/publication/6504/qem9.pdf

In other news, we are delighted that Social Justice Matters has been recognised by FeedSpot as one of the 20 social justice podcasts you should be following in 2021. Check out the list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/

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