Peter Mcverry

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Fr Peter McVerry with his dog Tiny at the  Raise the Roof housing rights protest outside Leinster House. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Every so often, when the crowd cheered, a siren went off near the head of the crowd. Whoop-whoop! But not too loud. That was the fire fighters. “I (...)

Fr Peter McVerry said: “This situation represents a grave social injustice, with deeply damaging consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important oppor(...)

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Artworks from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel have raised €162,300 for the homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. A total of 22 o(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Minister for Health Simon Harris chat to Joe Shannon in St Agatha’s Court, North William Street, Dublin where they launched a homeless initiative. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Joe Shannon had been homeless for over four years when he was offered a one-bedroom flat, owned by the Peter McVerry Trust, under the Housing First mo(...)

Under Housing First long-term homeless adults, including chronic rough sleepers with a range of complex needs, are placed directly into social housing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has claimed that about 600 “rough-sleepers” and long-term homeless adults will be housed over the next three years (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael think-in in the Galway Bay Hotel, in  Salthill on Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Government’s record on housing but said there were no “quick fixes” and that the budget would be about much more t(...)

 Raise the Roof Rally for Housing initiative launch. Pictured  Fr Peter McVerry and Congress president Sheila Nunan  Photograph: PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has insisted that a 12-year-old child could determine that the Government’s housing policy is not working. T(...)

Hozier is set to release his first bits of new music in two years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced that his new EP, Nina Cried Power, will be released on Stepmother 6th. The Wicklow musician made the an(...)

The choir of St John the Baptist Catholic church in Killeagh, Co Cork, which will  sing at the World Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

At Mass in St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Dublin, Fr Joe McDonald is criticising homophobia within the church. He jokes about people who have ask(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

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