Peter Mcverry

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Being homeless during the summer holidays brings a new set of challenges. Photograph: iStock

Many parents will be celebrating the reopening of schools this week but for families living in emergency accommodation the relief is even more keenly (...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

Michelle O’Brien with Tommy, Jamie and Joey, three of her seven children. She is a qualified beautician but has been unable to work due to the family’s insecure housing situation. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the midlands, who have been placed in three separate hotels in three different counties in the past week, may finally be accommod(...)

Michelle O’Brien with three of her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey O’Brien at their  emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the Midlands has been placed in three separate hotels, in three different counties, since Monday. Michelle and Patrick O’Brien a(...)

Michelle O’Brien and three of her  children – Tommy, Jamie and Joey – at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Michelle and Patrick O’Brien and their seven children, aged between three and 14, have been homeless since June 2018 and say they are “weary and hopel(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Research conducted in Dublin and Limerick showed that one in three homeless individuals have attempted to end their lives. Photograph: iStock

I’d been about 10 months homeless on that shuddering morning in February 2018, making my habitual way to the bus station. It was a good spot for feedi(...)

Ireland’s housing association sector, or approved housing bodies (AHBs), provided 3,219 social homes in 2018.

Almost 40 per cent of social houses built in the Republic last year were constructed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), according to a new repo(...)

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