Working for Justice

People who work for social justice, such as the people listed in the box below, can do so in many ways.

However, what they all have in common is that they,

Stand, Speak, Act

‘Stand’ up for and beside people or groups who are vulnerable and excluded from society;

‘Speak’ out against structural injustices, for example the lack of social housing by lobbying for social change;

Take ‘Action’, for example providing support to people who come out of prison.

Working for Justice

  • Sarah Lovely

    Sarah Lovely is the Accommodation Worker with St Margaret's Travellers Community Association in Ballymun. A key aspect to her work is to develop an understanding of Traveller accommodation needs and issues in the Ballymun area to inform policy at local, regional and national levels.
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  • Megan O'Leary works with the Family Support Network. The Network was formed in 2000 and consists of representatives of family support groups, individual family members and those working directly with families of drug users from right across the island of Ireland. Family Support Network at 175 North Strand Road, Dublin
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  • Eugene Quinn

    Eugene Quinn is the Director of the Irish Jesuit Refugee Service. JRS Ireland aims 'to accompany, advocate and serve' the cause of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. It focuses mainly on supporting people seeking asylum in state-provided accommodation, assisting immigration-related detainees, working for integration and supporting the international work of JRS.
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  • Martin Moloney Martin Maloney is a Garda who works in inner-city Dublin
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  • Peter McVerry SJ

    Peter McVerry is a Jesuit priest who has spent many years working with homeless young people. In 1979 he set up a hostel for homeless boys. Four years later he established the Arrupe Society, now known as the Peter McVerry Trust, to provide accommodation and support for young people who are homeless.
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