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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You are not making a gift of your possessions to the poor person. You are handing over to him what is his. For what has been given in common for the use of all, you have arrogated to yourself. The world is given to all, not only to the rich.     St. Ambrose






Latest News


  • Annual Update of 2020 MESL Data Expenditure Data uploaded on website - Expenditure Data for Households with Children and Households without Children
  • Pre-Budget  2021 Submission


Just.Now Sept - Oct 2020: Living with Poverty and Covid 19

Issued: October 2020


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MESL Research

Budget 2021: MESL Impact Briefing

Issued: October 2020

Budget 2021 This the VPSJ's 10th annual MESL impact briefing, in response to Budget 2021. This briefing analyses the impact of the Budget in the context of the Minimum Essential Standards research, benchmarking …

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Important Dates

October 2020

1st UN International Day of Older Persons

2nd UN International Day of Non-Violence

5th World Teacher's Day

10th World Mental Health Day

16th World Food Day

17th UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18th EU Anti-Trafficking  Day