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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"Before helping others, we need to have a personal encounter with God: we need time to pray and to listen to His Word."

"Charity is the most effective form of witness, because in it people see the love of God."

  Pope Francis,  August 2018     -



Latest News

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is at present working on:

  • The joint project with SVP on MESL  is being finalised and will be launched by Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection on September 26th at 4.00pm in SVP House.
  • Work is continuing on the Rebasing/Reviewing - Minimum Essential Standard of Living Budgets for Households with Children.
  • The 2018 data on MESL has been updated.
  • Community and Development groups are being contacted regarding the 2018 -2019 Active Citizenship/ Voter Education Programme.


MEBS Research

Budget 2019: MESL Impact Briefing

Issued: October 2018

Budget 2019 The VPSJ has prepared its annual budget impact briefing in response to Budget 2019. This briefing analyses the impact of the Budget in the context of the Minimum Essential Standards research, …

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Just.Now Nov December 2018: Impact of Budget 2019

Issued: December 2018


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Important Dates

December 2018

2nd          International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

10th      Human Right's Day 

18th       International Migrants' Day