Peter Mcverry

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Interested groups listen to Minister Donohoe, as he delivers Budget 2019 Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

First, do no harm. Any finance minister should heed the primary precept of the Hippocratic oath, and ensure that their fiscal and economic prescriptio(...)

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith: knew what Leo was going to say even before he stopped himself saying it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We had forgotten about Leo being lost for words until Bríd Smith reminded us during Leaders’ Questions on Wednesday. The People Before Profit TD brou(...)

Residents at Clondalkin Towers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 200 asylum seekers face losing their homes just before Christmas as the company managing their direct provision centre is pulling out. Resi(...)

A student moves into a cruise ship that has been turned into a floating dorm at St Mary’s College of Maryland in the US. Photograph: Getty

Potential plans to house homeless people on a rented cruise ship by Dublin City Council have been rejected by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. A (...)

Fr Peter McVerry with his dog Tiny at the  Raise the Roof housing rights protest outside Leinster House. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Every so often, when the crowd cheered, a siren went off near the head of the crowd. Whoop-whoop! But not too loud. That was the fire fighters. “I (...)

Fr Peter McVerry said: “This situation represents a grave social injustice, with deeply damaging consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important oppor(...)

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Artworks from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel have raised €162,300 for the homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. A total of 22 o(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Minister for Health Simon Harris chat to Joe Shannon in St Agatha’s Court, North William Street, Dublin where they launched a homeless initiative. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Joe Shannon had been homeless for over four years when he was offered a one-bedroom flat, owned by the Peter McVerry Trust, under the Housing First mo(...)

Under Housing First long-term homeless adults, including chronic rough sleepers with a range of complex needs, are placed directly into social housing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has claimed that about 600 “rough-sleepers” and long-term homeless adults will be housed over the next three years (...)

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(...)

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