171. SJI Seminars Ep.38: Meaghan Carmody on Using the SDGs to solve the just transition Rubik’s Cube
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by Social Justice Ireland
1w ago
Meaghan is the Coordinator of Coalition 2030 where she supports over 70 Irish Civil Society Organisations in their collaborative efforts to bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fruition. She has eight years of experience in the non-profit world pushing for social, environmental and financial justice, while simultaneously developing a skill-set ranging from policy analysis and campaigning, to communications and mobilisation. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ollscoil na Gaillimhe and a Masters in International Political Economy from University College Dublin.  ..read more
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170. SJI Interviews Ep.108: The Cost of Disability with Fleachta Phelan, Disability Federation of Ireland.
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by Social Justice Ireland
3w ago
Fleachta Phelan is Senior Policy Advocate with the Disability Federation of Ireland. She chats with Susanne Rogers about  The Cost of Disability in Ireland – Research Report (The Indecon Report), the history behind it and what we are likely to see next.    Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025 Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters Green Paper on Disability Reform – A Public Consultation to Reform Disability Payments in Ireland The Hidden Cost of Poverty Report   ..read more
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169. SJI Seminars Ep.37: Séamus Boland on the Implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights
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by Social Justice Ireland
3M ago
Séamus Boland is the CEO of Irish Rural Link and the current President of the European Economic Social Council - Diversity Group III. The Diversity Group is made up of delegates drawn from each member state, representing sectors which include, community, agriculture, environment, consumers, social economy and various professions. He spoke at our 2021 Annual Social Policy Conference, Social Rights for All? Time to Deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights.   All videos, papers and presentations are for the 2021 Annual Social Policy conference are available for download HERE ..read more
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168. SJI Interviews Ep.107: Creating Inclusive Communities with Valerie McAllorum Byrne, Integration Officer, Fingal County Council.
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by Social Justice Ireland
3M ago
As Ireland becomes more and more diverse, assisting communities to thrive and develop as they adapt is vital. Valerie McAllorum Byrne is Integration Officer with Fingal County Council. She chats with Susanne Rogers about the work she does in this vibrant, diverse growing county to support everyone living there to be part of the community. Learn more about the work HERE. If you read this on time and live local, Fingal Inclusion week takes place between the 13th and 19th November 2023. Details can be found HERE.  We discuss the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) Reports which can be access ..read more
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167. SJI Interviews Ep.106: Project Real with Dr. Yvonne Skipper
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by Social Justice Ireland
5M ago
In today's episode, Colette Bennett chats to Dr. Yvonne Skipper of Glasgow University on a brilliant project - Project Real - which provides a full, fun and interactive lesson plan for educators of 11-13 year olds on how to spot fake news, fake photos, fake people, and fake videos. Check it out at www.projectreal.co.uk This is a really timely interview in light of a recent report which indicated that internet use by Irish children is well above the European average (87% v 62%) with more than half of Irish children using the internet daily or nearly daily - Risks and Safety for Children on the ..read more
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166. SJI Interviews Ep.105: Ireland’s Voluntary National Review at the 2023 High Level Political Forum for the SDGs with Coalition 2030
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by Social Justice Ireland
6M ago
In May 2023, Coalition 2030 published their Report, authored by Sorley McCaughey (independent freelance public affairs, advocacy and communications strategist), 'Furthest Behind First, or Falling Behind Further? The human stories that challenge Ireland’s claims to be leaving no one behind' which can be accessed HERE. Following on then, in July 2023, a delegation of Coalition 2030 members travelled to the United Nations for the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. The Coalition 2030 delegation comprised: Louise Finan, Head of Policy and Programme, Dóchas Dr. Sadhbh O'N ..read more
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165. SJI Interviews Ep.104: Child Trafficking in Ireland with Ann Mara and J.P. O’Sullivan, MECPATHS.
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by Social Justice Ireland
6M ago
MECPATHS is the only non-profit organisation in Ireland which focuses specifically on the issue of Child Trafficking.  It works to raise awareness on this hidden issue and educates frontline and emerging professionals to prevent Child Trafficking and enhance existing protective measures. Education Manager, Ann Mara and Network & Communications Manager, J.P. O’Sullivan chat with Susanne Rogers about the issue of child trafficking in Ireland, how we currently understand it, how the language needs to shift and what supports must be put in place.  The podcast referenced by J.P.,  ..read more
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164. SJI Interviews Ep.103: AI with Dr. Patricia Scanlon, Ireland’s AI Ambassador
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by Social Justice Ireland
6M ago
Dr. Patricia Scanlon is the founder and Executive Chair of SoapBox Labs, now the world's leading provider of Voice AI for children. In 2022, the Irish Government appointed Dr. Scanlon Ireland’s first AI Ambassador. Dr. Scanlon holds a PhD and has 25 years experience working in Artificial Intelligence and speech recognition technology, including at Bell Labs and IBM. She has been granted 7 patents and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). An acclaimed TEDx speaker, in 2018 Dr. Scanlon was named one of the world’s top 50 women in tech by Forbes and a ..read more
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163. SJI Interviews Ep.102: Double Deficit - Ageing in the Private Rented Sector with Gráinne Loughran (ALONE) and Ann-Marie O’Reilly (Threshold)
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by Social Justice Ireland
7M ago
We all know that Ireland's population is living longer, which is really good news! However, we need to plan for the needs of our future older people today, particularly in the area of housing. A new report commissioned by ALONE and Threshold, 'Double Deficit: Older and Ageing Persons in the Private Rental Sector', highlights the experience of older people who are renting privately, the impact that this has on their housing security, mental health, and overall quality of life, and makes a series of key recommendations on how Government and stakeholders might learn from these experiences. Colett ..read more
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162. SJI Seminars Ep 36: Peter Doran on Wellbeing Narratives: Inciting the Pluriverse on our island of stories – It takes a movement!
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by Social Justice Ireland
7M ago
Dr Peter Doran is a founding member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance hub on the island of Ireland and has worked with the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust on a wellbeing outcomes framework for the Northern Ireland Programme for Government. He is a senior lecturer at the School of Law at the Queen's University Belfast and a senior writer with the International Institute for Sustainable Development's reporting services at UN negotiations on environment and development. He has authored numerous articles on ecology and politics, and authored A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Con ..read more
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