Peter Mcverry

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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(...)

Drug-taking equipment including syringes, needles and tourniquets at Merchants Quay Ireland’s needle exchange facility in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Derek (35) had been “stable, off heroin” for the past five months and was to start a residential detoxification programme next week. “I’d been worki(...)

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 (...)

All emergency accommodation will stay open 24 hours a day during the coronavirus outbreak

More than 650 apartments, hotel rooms and single-occupancy rooms have been sourced across Dublin for homeless people, and all emergency accommodation (...)

Abden Yayaoui  would rather sleep  in his car than go into a hostel for fear of catching coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Abden Yayaoui (53) is diabetic, underweight and homeless. Being “really worried” about coronavirus and with nowhere to self-isolate, he sleeps in his(...)

Hicham Lamchaali (36), from Morocco and South Africa, works 48 hours per week as a nursing home duty-manager. He remains, however, in a direct provision centre in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The number of people stuck in direct provision because they cannot get housing has increased by 65 per cent since the end of 2018. Figures from the D(...)

Staff prepare to bottle hand sanitiser at Listoke Distillery and Gin School. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

When the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Ireland on February 29th, it confirmed the inevitable: that Ireland would not escape unscathed fro(...)

Visually impaired Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes and assistance dog Quilla in the Capuchin Friary Church on Church Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin church has opened its doors, and pews, to homeless people who need a place to eat during the coronavirus outbreak. St Mary’s of the Angels,(...)

Campaigner for the homeless Fr Peter McVerry has said Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would have to fix the housing crisis if they go into government ‘or get massacred at the next general election’. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Housing campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said he takes heart from the fact that a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition government would have to fix the housing (...)

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(...)

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