Peter Mcverry

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Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Research conducted in Dublin and Limerick showed that one in three homeless individuals have attempted to end their lives. Photograph: iStock

I’d been about 10 months homeless on that shuddering morning in February 2018, making my habitual way to the bus station. It was a good spot for feedi(...)

Ireland’s housing association sector, or approved housing bodies (AHBs), provided 3,219 social homes in 2018.

Almost 40 per cent of social houses built in the Republic last year were constructed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), according to a new repo(...)

A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

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(...)

A 1968 “teach-in” at Earlsfort Terrace. Two of the Students for Democratic Action’s founders are in the photograph: Ruairí Quinn (with hand on head) and Una Claffey  (wearing  a beret). Photograph: Copyright Bill Hastings

Whenever I walk or drive past that tall building in Ballsbridge, I see him staring right at me. This is despite the fact that he exists only in my ima(...)

Indulge your love of old cinemas, or just leave messages for whoever you share your home with. Word board and letters, €9, Penneys

Pin it up There’s a lot of fun to be had with this letter board from Penneys which will make anything you want to say look like old-style cinema titl(...)

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

 Pat Doyle, chief executive of  the Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/ Photocall Ireland

The Peter McVerry Trust has announced it is to double its housing provision in Limerick to 100 units over the next 18 months. The homeless charity, w(...)

The strength of cannabis resin coming from Morocco has been increasing at a particularly fast rate in recent years. Photograph: iStock

The strength of Irish cannabis has more than doubled in the last decade leading to increasing numbers of young people seeking treatment for addiction (...)

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