Peter Mcverry

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Paddy Fay: ‘Peter taught me how to read and write... I never trusted adults until I met Peter.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

When he was around 13, Paddy Fay broke into Fr Peter McVerry’s home. “Peter saw me in his bedroom and he says. ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I don’t (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is big hypocrisy in this debate’ as some politicians calling for action also object to housing projects. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The State is “letting children down” by having them live in emergency accommodation, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said. Mr Murphy was updat(...)

Number 21 Aungier Street was leased by the Peter McVerry Trust for emergency accommodation for up to 25 homeless adults.

Dublin City Council is paying almost €200,000 a year to lease a historic city centre building it planned three years ago to turn into a homeless hoste(...)

In a Word . . . Charity

It’s that time of year when thou mayest on TV behold very many images of human misery, particularly the pain of wide-eyed children, as legions of char(...)

Avalon House hostel on the corner of Aungier Street in Dublin city centre. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A protest against a planned homeless facility in Dublin City Centre will go ahead tonight despite a decision to accommodate families in the building r(...)

Homeless people sheltering is an “improper use” of the doorway say CBRE in its planning application. File photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin businesses should use their influence to force Government action on homelessness instead of to force homeless people from their doorways, housi(...)

Cllr Alison Gilliland,  Minister of State for Housing Damien English,  Peter McVerry Trust’s Pat Doyle and  Cllr Michael Watters turn the sod for homes on New Street South.   Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has agreed to talks with Dublin City Council to solve the impasse over funding to run the city in 2020, Minister of State for Housing D(...)

The new Star Wars x Le Creuset collaboration: demand for the collection has been ‘unprecedented’, according to the French cookware company

Come dine with Darth Vader  The idea of putting cookware on a Christmas list may sound like something out of the 1950s, that is until you see the(...)

Avalon House on Aungier Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businesses on Aungier Street, Dublin, are to take legal action to stop the opening of the State’s largest homeless hostel for rough sleepers at Avalon(...)

Avalon House hostel on Aungier Street is to be turned into Dublin’s biggest homeless hostel for single adults. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s largest homeless hostel for single adults is to be opened in Dublin 2 in a Victorian building currently occupied by a branch of Starbucks (...)

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