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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Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads … to those who have quit or are indifferent.”

                                                                                                                   Pope Francis  -  September 30 2013 

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

Minimum Needs of Older Children: Preliminary Pre-Budget 2019 Submission

Issued: April 2018

Minimum Needs of Older Children This submission focuses on the specific needs of low income households with older children, aged 12 plus. It costs an average of €122 per week to provide a minimum socially acceptable standard of …

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Homelessness: April May 2018

Issued: May 2018


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Important Dates

June 2018

5th      World Environment Day 

20th      World Refugee Day 

26th      Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking