Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry was on Thursday honoured with the Spirit of Mother Jones Award in Cork and said he saw it as an acknowle(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal with manager Brendan Rodgers during the Anfield outfit’s victory against Norwich City. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired Liverpool to a 3-2 victory over Norwich, one which puts them f(...)

Irish-born American labour organizer Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones 1830 - 1930) poses with a five-tiered cake in celebration of her 100th birthday, May 1st, 1930.  Ger O’Mahony of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Committee based in Cork said Ms Aspinall through her work as the Chairperson of the Hillborough Family Support Group was a worthy winner of the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones Award. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

A woman who has spent almost quarter of a century campaigning for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster is to be honoured in Cork next (...)