Peter Mcverry

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Campaigner for the homeless Fr Peter McVerry has said Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would have to fix the housing crisis if they go into government ‘or get massacred at the next general election’. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Housing campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said he takes heart from the fact that a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition government would have to fix the housing (...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

The pupils of Kildare Place School sing Christmas carols at the 2019 Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin which raised €45,000 for charity. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

A record € 45,000 was donated to the 2019 Black Santa Appeal last Christmas at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Vicar of St Ann’s, Canon Dav(...)

Homelessness is usually the result of one or two life events that could happen to anyone, like a relationship breakdown or the loss of a job. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Homelessness is affecting every parish in the country. With 40,000 households more than two years in arrears on their mortgage payments, one in 10 hou(...)

A homeless man eats food provided by Feed Our Homeless charity at College Green in Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Damien Eagers

A Catholic bishop has described the homeless crisis as “a scandal” which must “be addressed with urgency by any incoming Government”. Bishop of Rapho(...)

A significant factor in the reduction in homelessness has been an increased output of social housing by housing bodies like the Peter McVerry Trust, its chief executive Pat Doyle has said. File photograph: PA

Figures showing a fall in the number of homeless people to below 10,000 for the first time in almost a year have been widely welcomed. The latest da(...)

Way forward: Thoughts can became actions that change the world, in ways that appear small but are in fact unmeasurable. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Grace is “a thought that changed the world”. So sang U2 in Grace, a track on their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It is an audacious clai(...)

The Book of Kells  will go on public display again at Trinity College Dublin, on March 1st. Photograph:  Getty Images

January January 1st: European Commission deadline for Ireland’s National Energy and Climate strategy. With high per-capita greenhouse gas emissions, (...)

Poverty has fallen off the radar for most voters and policy-makers in recent years. Photograph: iStock

We like to think of ourselves as a generous nation that is more sympathetic than most to the plight of those locked in poverty. But are we really? In(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s record on paediatric care. File photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s record on paediatric care, after it emerged children are having chemotherapy sessions cancelled d(...)

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