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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                                           Pope calls on Europeans to uphold core 
                                                               European Values

Pope Francis encourages European leaders to nurture EU values and face the consequences of the Covid – 19 Pandemic in a spirit of harmony and cooperation.

          by Linday Bordoni  - Vatican New,  May 10th 2020





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 February - March 2020: Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025

Issued: March 2020


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MESL Research

Budget 2021: MESL Pre-Budget Submission

Issued: July 2020

Budget 2021 This submission to Government presents evidence based policy recommendations, based on the MESL 2020 analysis of minimum needs and income adequacy. The VPSJ welcomes the opportunity to make this …

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Important Dates

September 2020

8th Internatioal Literacy Day 

15th International Democracy Day

21st  International Day of Peace