Alice Leahy

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The night before Seán Armstrong was murdered,  a  man dreamed of an oak tree being felled and little shoots coming up all around the fallen tree.  Photograph:  Mark Marlow

It was a bit like falling in love. I can still see Seán Armstrong sitting on the floor in a small bedsit in Dublin’s Berkeley Road. He had a brown bea(...)

Alice Leahy: “I grew up in a community where we all looked out for each other. So I decided I would like to get back to working more with people.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a scene about a third of the way through Alice Leahy’s memoir when she is considering taking a course in public speaking. She asks Irish Time(...)

To many observers, the lines between Candidate Higgins and President Higgins appear a little blurred. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

At Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday, Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina hosted a “Latching On” morning as part of National Breastfeeding Week. You may (...)

 Miriam Kasztura  from Switzerland and Alice Leahy from Dublin, both centre, with  Dr Joan McCarthy of UCC and Dr Dolores Dooley, formerly with UCC’s philosophy department.

Homelessness campaigner Alice Leahy has received an international human rights award for her work over four decades in assisting the homeless and roug(...)

Tomas Synacek and Lucie Venglovska at their accomodation on South Circular Road, Dublin. “Apollo House was a new start for us,” says  Tomas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Czech couple, who came to Ireland in May 2015 “for a new life” but spent more than a year sleeping rough, now have a home and one is interning with (...)

Alice Leahy at the Alice Leahy Trust on Bride Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is the trust that Alice built. In 1975, Tipperary woman Alice Leahy, then a young nurse, believed she would solve Dublin’s rough-sleeper problem wi(...)

Alice Leahy: “The politicians haven’t a clue, really.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy finds criticisms of unofficial homeless agencies “deeply insulting”. Caring for the roughest of rough sleepers for 42(...)

Mae Robbins, at her home in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Mae Robbins lives in a studio flat in a terraced house on Dublin’s northside. Her flat is small and stores all her worldly possessions. Though Mae des(...)

Harpist Marina Cassidy chats with Maurice Moloney of Fethard Business & Tourism Group, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, at the launch of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Photograph: Pat Moore.

One of the country’s most important walled towns, which has a long association with horseracing, now has a landmark visitor attraction to commemorate (...)

 Alice Leahy, director of the Alice Leahy Trust, has warned the ‘research industry’ against using the homeless ‘as its source of material’. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The director of one of Ireland’s oldest homeless services has warned the “research industry” against using the homeless “as its source of material”. (...)

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