A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

THIS PAPER EXAMINES A CASE STUDY OF A NORTH QUEENSLAND Aboriginal community which is trying to come to grips with a number of problems threatening its social order. In response to community unrest and high levels of juvenile offending, the council closed its canteen in April 1991. However the sly grog trade increased. Later in … Continue reading A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

There are hopeful signs from a number of sources that the “get tough on crime” approach is working, with politicians promising the era of more prisons and longer sentences has had its day. Movements such as Justice Reinvestment – redirecting money earmarked for prisons to address disadvantage in communities prisoners come from – is one … Continue reading Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

On the eve of the National Day of Action against Homelessness and the Housing Crisis (7th April 2018), the National Women’s Council of Ireland has launched a paper documenting the impact of homelessness on women’s health. The paper outlines key recommendations both to address the housing crisis and to support women who are currently homeless. … Continue reading The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Activelink is the premier online network for Irish community and non-profit organisations and those interested in this sector. We provide information on jobs, tenders, volunteering, events, fundraising, training, publications and funding in these sectors. This website is updated daily and filtered into 2 weekly newsletter bulletins: Activelink (jobs and volunteering) and Community Exchange (training and … Continue reading Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has urged local community groups and businesses in towns and villages up and down the country to start making their pitch for regeneration grants under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “There is €15 … Continue reading Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages

These are the most affluent and most disadvantaged areas in Ireland

Unemployment rates were used as part of the study   The results of a new study have revealed where the most affluent and most disadvantaged areas of Ireland are. The 2016 Pobal HP Deprivation Index, compiled with data from the 2016 Census, found that an electoral area known as "Mansion House B" which comprises of … Continue reading These are the most affluent and most disadvantaged areas in Ireland

Ireland 2040: ​Building ​a national framework ​for the future

Ireland 2040 is an ambitious blueprint to develop the Ireland in which we will live and work and to put in place the services underpinning our society. The Boom is back, and this time it will be boomier. Construction cranes at South Mall, Cork. Pic; Larry Cummins. Sponsored content in partnership with Project Ireland 2040, … Continue reading Ireland 2040: ​Building ​a national framework ​for the future