Peter Mcverry

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Members of the British royal family are pictured in an official photograph to mark the christening of  Prince Louis, at Clarence House, London. Photograph: Matt Holyoak/Camera Press/EPA

At a charity event one of the speakers told a story. The gardaí found a homeless boy. They asked him: what’s your father’s name? His answer was: Peter(...)

A water tanker near Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Why is it that we cannot seem to get things accomplished unless we are in the midst of a crisis? Things have to be going drastically wrong before the (...)

The Citywide Drugs Crisis campaign, which supports the decriminalisation of drugs possession for personal use, wants the public to make submissions to the Department of Health on the issue. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost three-quarters of recorded drugs offences last year were “possession for personal use”, using up resources better deployed helping drug-users a(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Brian Friel from Peter McVerry Trust and service user Toni Reid and her daughters Ruby aged nine and Indi aged five.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Only one vacant property has been refurbished in Dublin city, and nine nationally, under State-backed scheme which was to provide 800 social homes by (...)

Sinéad Tarmey, Wicklow Hospice, and Therese Tyrrell with  photographs of her late sisters Nora and Bernie

1) A night of “music and fun” is planned for Brooklodge Hotel, Aughrim, on Sunday (May 20th) in aid of Wicklow Hospice. The event is organised by Ther(...)

Charities have welcomed a decrease in the amount of people sleeping on the streets. Photograph: The Irish Times

A sharp decline in the number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has been welcomed by homelessness agencies. They warned, however, that the drop was (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, International Person of the Year at the People of the Year Awards. Photograph. Robbie Reynolds

The Beast from the East is, when you think about it, a suitably titled nemesis for The People of the Year. The 43rd so-titled awards show was among ma(...)

Winners of the People of the Year Awards: Ifrah Ahmed,  left, with Colette Byrne, Chris Reynolds, director, Irish Coast Guard, Joy Neville,  Catherine Corless, Harry and Molly Flynn,  Fr Peter McVerry,  Cyril Donnellan, representing Galway, Senior Hurling Team,  James Gannon, representing Community of Ballaghaderreen,  and Keith Swanick and John Gallagher, representing the Erris Community, right.  Photograph:  Robbie Reynolds

Galway historian Catherine Corless called for a full exhumation of the remains of hundreds of babies on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby ho(...)

People taking part in a  protest organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Figures showing that almost 10,000 people were homeless across the State at the end of February are a “shame and a blight on our society”, a housing r(...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

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