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Anne Marie McEneaney after she moved into her new home. Photograph: Peter McVerry Trust

Homeless for 11 years, and having slept on the streets, various hostels and in a woods, Anne Marie McEneaney never thought she would have a place to c(...)

Homeless Ray Halpin (left) and Cameron Neilson, who stay at the Phoenix Lodge shelter in Parkgate Street. The men were signatories to a letter sent to The Irish Times about the lack of social distancing in their accommodation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Earlier this week, this paper published a letter from four homeless men highlighting their difficulties self-isolating in the coronavirus crisis. One (...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

A significant factor in the reduction in homelessness has been an increased output of social housing by housing bodies like the Peter McVerry Trust, its chief executive Pat Doyle has said. File photograph: PA

Figures showing a fall in the number of homeless people to below 10,000 for the first time in almost a year have been widely welcomed. The latest da(...)

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(...)

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