Peter Mcverry

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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 (...)

When asked his hopes for 2019, Fr McVerry replied: “To go out of business.”

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says the Government should be building more homes not hostels to address the homeless crisis. “Any 12 year o(...)

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The echo of young male choral voices mixed with the rattle of coins in plastic buckets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday, as dozens of teenage (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson: “As Fr Peter McVerry’s friend said, with the honesty of those who have nothing to lose: ‘nobody cares’.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Increasing homelessness, direct provision and the reality of people dying on the streets have been criticised forcefully by Church of Ireland Archbish(...)

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