Peter Mcverry

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael think-in in the Galway Bay Hotel, in  Salthill on Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Government’s record on housing but said there were no “quick fixes” and that the budget would be about much more t(...)

 Raise the Roof Rally for Housing initiative launch. Pictured  Fr Peter McVerry and Congress president Sheila Nunan  Photograph: PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has insisted that a 12-year-old child could determine that the Government’s housing policy is not working. T(...)

Hozier is set to release his first bits of new music in two years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced that his new EP, Nina Cried Power, will be released on Stepmother 6th. The Wicklow musician made the an(...)

The choir of St John the Baptist Catholic church in Killeagh, Co Cork, which will  sing at the World Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

At Mass in St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Dublin, Fr Joe McDonald is criticising homophobia within the church. He jokes about people who have ask(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that ‘an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that “an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road” and that the Pope’s visit is “a test run.” The (...)

A former Dunnes Stores worker and her colleagues who went on strike for more than two years to highlight the injustice of the apartheid regime in Sout(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland with Simon Coveney at the 2017 MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

When Joe Mulholland arrived in Glenties last Sunday to open the 38th MacGill Summer School, he was planning to announce it was to be his last. It’s b(...)

Members of the British royal family are pictured in an official photograph to mark the christening of  Prince Louis, at Clarence House, London. Photograph: Matt Holyoak/Camera Press/EPA

At a charity event one of the speakers told a story. The gardaí found a homeless boy. They asked him: what’s your father’s name? His answer was: Peter(...)

A water tanker near Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Why is it that we cannot seem to get things accomplished unless we are in the midst of a crisis? Things have to be going drastically wrong before the (...)

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