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Number 21 Aungier Street was leased by the Peter McVerry Trust for emergency accommodation for up to 25 homeless adults.

Dublin City Council is paying almost €200,000 a year to lease a historic city centre building it planned three years ago to turn into a homeless hoste(...)

Avalon House hostel on the corner of Aungier Street is to be turned into a homeless hostel for single men. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

About 100 people attended a public meeting in Dublin city centre on Wednesday at which the vast majority opposed the opening of what would be the Stat(...)

Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust said the research will provide ‘robust evidence’  for  the future education strategies of the State. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

More than half of young men using homeless services missed out on education because they were suspended or expelled from school, new research has foun(...)

The number of adults without a home in rural areas hit 1,000 for the first time in May 2019. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rural homelessness is the “forgotten problem” in the housing debate but the situation outside of cities is worsening, the head of a housing charity ha(...)

 Davy Russell riding Presenting Percy clear over the last to win The John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle  at Gowran Park  in Kilkenny, Ireland. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy has been tagged a ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ type figure but his local Galway track is shortly set to see (...)

Fr Peter McVerry, Liam Coughlan and Pat Doyle, chief executive of the  Peter McVerry Trust. Mr Coughlan is the first resident of the new social housing programme in Coldwinters, north Co Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

The first housing estate built by the Peter McVerry Trust for homeless people, which has been part funded through water-charge refund donations, has b(...)

 Pat Doyle, chief executive of  the Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/ Photocall Ireland

The Peter McVerry Trust has announced it is to double its housing provision in Limerick to 100 units over the next 18 months. The homeless charity, w(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle said taking on the properties would allow it to deliver an “even more ambitious social housing programme” in the coming years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Dublin housing charity that has been providing permanent rental homes for people at risk of homelessness since the early 1970s is to be taken over b(...)

A record 184 people were found to be sleeping rough last winter. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen to 156, according to the latest figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. This is an(...)

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