The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

The ethos of the VPSJ, which is a faith based NGO, is rooted in:

  • The call of the Gospels “that all may have life and have it to the full” (John 10.10)
  • Belief in the dignity and potential of every human being
  • Commitment to working with people experiencing social and economic exclusion in order to bring about the change necessary for a more just and inclusive Ireland


To achieve its goal of working for social and economic change the VPSJ uses four main approaches:

Active Citizenship/Voter Education

The facilitation of the Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme which encourages people who have lost confidence in the democratic electoral system to recognise their vote as a voice for social and economic change. Read more »

Development of Minimum Essential Budget Standards

Engagement in research on the expenditure and income needed for a minimum essential standard of living of all; which produces facts and figures on the standard of living which members of the public have agreed is the minimum below which no one should be expected to live. Read more »


Networking with individuals and groups which share the values and goals of the VPSJ. Read more »


By providing data which reflects current social and economic reality and which is used by different organisations – Government, Statutory Agencies and NGOs in their work. Read more »

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The Eastertide message of the risen Christ, a message of life for all humanity, echoes down the ages and invites us not to forget those men and women seeking a better future, an ever more numerous throng of migrants and refugees - including many children - fleeing from war, hunger, poverty and social injustice.  Pope Francis


Latest News

The VPSJ has completed the report A MESL for a Single Adult with Vision Impairment. The report which is a collaboration project with the NCBI will be launched on May 30th 2017.

The VPSJ Bi-Annual Gathering of the VPSJ members took place on March 11th 2017 at which the launch took place of the report by Brian Harvey ‘Budgets and Ballots The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice: tackling poverty and social exclusion for 21 Years’ .

At present the VPSJ is updating its data on the cost of a MESL.

MEBS Research

Working Family Payment

Issued: March 2017

Working Family Payment This submission brings together relevant evidence from VPSJ’s recent MESL research, to inform the design of a Working Family Payment. The observations made in this submission are based on the …

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March April 2017: Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland

Issued: April 2017


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Important Dates

May 2017

  • 8th   International Women's Day

  • 15th International Day of Families

  •  22nd Int. Day for Biological Diversity