Alice Leahy

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Alice Leahy is presented with her award for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year by  Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black and chairman of the Irish Red Cross Pat Carey. Photograph: Conor Healy

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy has been named as humanitarian of the year at an Irish Red Cross awards ceremony. Ms Leahy was recognised for her lif(...)

A file photograph of Alice Leahy at the Alice Leahy Trust on Bride Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin needs a very basic shelter for the homeless where no questions are asked, said Alice Leahy, director of services at Dublin’s Alice Leahy Trust.(...)

The night before Seán Armstrong was murdered,  a  man dreamed of an oak tree being felled and little shoots coming up all around the fallen tree.  Photograph:  Mark Marlow

It was a bit like falling in love. I can still see Seán Armstrong sitting on the floor in a small bedsit in Dublin’s Berkeley Road. He had a brown bea(...)

Alice Leahy: “I grew up in a community where we all looked out for each other. So I decided I would like to get back to working more with people.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a scene about a third of the way through Alice Leahy’s memoir when she is considering taking a course in public speaking. She asks Irish Time(...)

To many observers, the lines between Candidate Higgins and President Higgins appear a little blurred. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

At Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday, Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina hosted a “Latching On” morning as part of National Breastfeeding Week. You may (...)

 Miriam Kasztura  from Switzerland and Alice Leahy from Dublin, both centre, with  Dr Joan McCarthy of UCC and Dr Dolores Dooley, formerly with UCC’s philosophy department.

Homelessness campaigner Alice Leahy has received an international human rights award for her work over four decades in assisting the homeless and roug(...)

Tomas Synacek and Lucie Venglovska at their accomodation on South Circular Road, Dublin. “Apollo House was a new start for us,” says  Tomas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Czech couple, who came to Ireland in May 2015 “for a new life” but spent more than a year sleeping rough, now have a home and one is interning with (...)

Alice Leahy at the Alice Leahy Trust on Bride Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is the trust that Alice built. In 1975, Tipperary woman Alice Leahy, then a young nurse, believed she would solve Dublin’s rough-sleeper problem wi(...)

Alice Leahy: “The politicians haven’t a clue, really.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy finds criticisms of unofficial homeless agencies “deeply insulting”. Caring for the roughest of rough sleepers for 42(...)

Mae Robbins, at her home in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Mae Robbins lives in a studio flat in a terraced house on Dublin’s northside. Her flat is small and stores all her worldly possessions. Though Mae des(...)

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