Peter Mcverry

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Mr Justice Bryan McMahon said he did not see any immediate alternatives to the direct provision system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Locals in Oughterard protesting against a direct provision centre in the town were “used” by outsiders seeking to further their own political agenda, (...)

The service generates a personal address based on the person’s choice of local post office, which will also be their mail collection point.

One-third of homeless people in the Republic have signed up for an initiative that provides them with a free personal postal address. Some 200 post (...)

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year. The increase includes an additional €20 million for home(...)

The Eglinton Hotel direct-provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recent improvements to Ireland’s under-pressure direct-provision system could be reversed unless enough space is created for new asylum seekers, the J(...)

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(...)

‘Child homelessness has now become normalised in Ireland, but it should be a source of immense shame,’ said Fr Peter McVerry. File image: istock

The number of homeless children across Ireland has risen by more than one hundred to 3,778, according to the latest Government figures. A total of 1(...)

Quaker graves in the grounds of a HSE building on Cork Street in Dublin. Weir House, a nurses’ home, was built in 1903 to accommodate nurses working at Cork Street Fever Hospital. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A HSE-owned Edwardian institutional building, located in the grounds of Ireland’s oldest remaining Quaker cemetery, on Cork Street in Dublin, is to be(...)

Being homeless during the summer holidays brings a new set of challenges. Photograph: iStock

Many parents will be celebrating the reopening of schools this week but for families living in emergency accommodation the relief is even more keenly (...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

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