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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“Do you open your hearts to the memories that your grandparents pass on? Grandparents are like the wisdom of the family, they are the wisdom of a people.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pope Francis, Speech, St. Peter’s Square



Latest News

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice preparation for 

  •  Round Table and Launch of report on December 6th  - 'Minimum Income Needs for People with a  Vision Impairment.'
  • 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

MEBS Research

Minimum Income Needs for People with a Vision Impairment: MESL Working Paper

Issued: December 2017

Minimum Income Needs for People with a Vision Impairment This Working Paper examines the minimum income needs of single adults with vision impairment, applying the newly established MESL benchmark to assess the adequacy of the range of both income supports …

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Just.Now Jan - Feb 2018: Working Towards a Minimum Essential Standard of Living for All

Issued: January 2018


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Important Dates

February 2018

1st  Feast Day of St. Brigid 

20th  World Day of Social Justice