Peter Mcverry

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The  people  who engaged with homeless services for the first time during  the snow storm included people sleeping in cars, squats and, in one case, in their place of work

About 70 homeless people who got emergency beds during last week’s severe weather had not been engaging with homeless services before the storm. They (...)

Vitali Skirpanovs: “I had €3,000 in my wallet, I got hit with a bar in the back of my head. I woke up in a pool of blood. I lost my cash.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

For Vitali Skirpanovs (42), having a bed continuously for over a week in the extreme weather shelter was “really nice”. From Latvia – one of the 10 (...)

Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

A man  camped out in the snow on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Friday during Storm Emma. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Homeless services in Dublin continued to visit people refusing to enter emergency accommodation on Friday, with a view to “sectioning” up to five peop(...)

A homeless person braving the adverse weather conditions on Henry St in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At least 14 people slept rough in Dublin on Thursday night as the capital experienced its highest snowfalls in almost 40 years. Following overnight (...)

A safety net nurse checks on someone in a tent on Thursday.

A number of people sleeping rough and refusing to go into emergency hostels were sectioned and taken into care under the Mental Health Act on Thursday(...)

A member of the homeless community is seen  on Henry St in Dublin’s City Centre on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

At least 30 people slept rough in Dublin on Wednesday night despite the best efforts of outreach workers to persuade them into emergency beds. Tempe(...)

 Leonard O’Shea from Crumlin at the emergency facility in Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin homeless services will address the “challenge” of ensuring the 200 people who have taken “severe weather” beds have somewhere to go after the s(...)

A number of people sleeping rough on Tuesday night were brought to emergency beds by the gardaí and the defence forces as major snow falls and low tem(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

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