Caring for Health in Ireland is a response to the health care reform outlined in the current Programme for Government. Our response is inspired by key principles from Catholic social teaching – human dignity, the common good, participation, solidarity and subsidiarity. From the health perspective, issues analysed by Caring for Healthcare in Ireland include the current public health consultation, the proposed Universal Health Insurance scheme and related changes to the structure of the hospital system; mental health services; disability; older people; and palliative care.
In the spirit of this reflection we cannot fail to acknowledge that many people throughout Ireland are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Budget for 2012 in the Republic and the new Programme for Government in Northern Ireland. It is to be hoped that the measures adopted in these crucial areas will contribute to the common good and not further scar the social landscape.
This document the Council for Justice and Peace addresses the considerable financial turmoil that we face individually and collectively and the associated disaffection throughout Irish society.
On 1 December 2010, the document Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland, was launched jointly by the Northern Ireland Catholic Commission on Social Affairs (NICCOSA), the Society of St Vincent de Paul and St Mary’s University College, Belfast. Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland, a joint publication by the […]
A joint publication ofthe Northern Ireland Catholic Council for Social Affairs (NICCOSA), the Society of St Vincent de Paul and St Mary’s University College, Belfast 1 December 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland Download pdf … Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
A position paper 19 January 2009 | Irish Commission for Justice & Social Affairs
A position paper prompted by the insight of Pope Benedict XVI in his message for World Day of Peace, 2007, which he expressed through the image of an ‘ecology of peace.’ 5 June 2008 | Irish Commission for Justice and Social Affairs Download pdf version (1956 KB) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
A Position Paper from the Irish Commission for Social and Justice Affairs January 2007| Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference