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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All are called to love and cherish family life, for families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.

The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.

To form a family is to be a part of God’s dream, to join him in building a world where no one will feel alone.                                                                                                                                                     

Pope Francis     -

Latest News

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

  • Joint project with SVP on Living Below A Minimum Essential Standard of Living

  • Rebasing/Reviewing - Minimum Essential Standard of Living Budgets for Households with Children

  • Preparatory work for Annual Update of MESL data.

MEBS Research

Budget 2019: MESL Pre-Budget Submission

Issued: July 2018

Budget 2019 This submission to Government presents evidence based policy recommendations which build on the progress of recent years in closing the gap between households’ needs and the support provided from …

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Just.Now June July 2018: Asylum Seekers

Issued: June 2018


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Important Dates

July 2018

30th      U.N. World Day Against Trafficking                      in Persons

Auugust 2018

9th         World's indigenous People 

12th      International Youth Day

19th      World Humanitarian Day