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Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Host of high profile speakers lined up for National Novena in Knock

Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879, and a special day of celebration is planned to mark the occasion.

2019.07.12.

Outcry forces Taoiseach to apologise over sinning priest remark

Clonmel parish priest told Leo Varadkar that he personally found the comment “extremely offensive and derogatory” and he urged him to retract it.

2019.07.05.

Homeless emergency services not fit for purpose – Fr McVerry

“A lot of people don’t feel safe going into emergency one-night hostels because they get robbed, they get assaulted, they are offered drugs,” Jesuit campaigner warns.

2019.02.01.

Belvedere College students sleep out for homeless charities

Students at Dublin school are hopeful they can match last year's donations which raised almost €200,000 for Focus Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust and Home Again.

2018.12.23.

Story of first Christmas is one of a young couple looking for accommodation

Catholic Bishop of Meath and Church of Ireland Primate focus on the human cost of the homeless crisis in their Christmas messages.

2018.12.18.

Peter McVerry Trust spends €17 million on worsening homeless crisis

Thousands of homeless children have become the norm and no longer shocks us. We have lost our sense of outrage,” - Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.11.08.

Jesuit Centre calls for new direction on housing policy

“The policy of the past 25 years has led to a chronic under-supply of real social housing. It has resulted in the homelessness crisis we are now experiencing,” warns Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.10.18.

Homelessness is an emergency – Fr Peter McVerry

If the current rate of people becoming homeless continues, there will be 8,300 people living in homeless accommodation when the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe announces details of Budget 2018.

2017.08.30.

Government housing strategy not working – Peter Mc Verry

The Government introduced their housing strategy nine months ago and every single month since then the number of homeless people keeps rising and rising and rising. We need them to go back to the drawing board, said Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.05.03.

Peter McVerry Trust to provide housing services in Limerick

We believe Peter McVerry Trust’s expertise will help create positive outcomes for those in homelessness – Pat Doyle, CEO.

2016.11.27.

Fr McVerry Says That When You Serve The Poor, God Will Find You

“When you serve the poor, help the suffering or those in need, God will find you,” Fr Peter McVerry tells Transition Year students in County Tipperary.

2016.10.05.

Drugs epidemic has potential to cause “utter havoc” – McVerry

In a new one-hour television documentary ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the Basement’, which will air on RTÉ One tonight, the Jesuit priest tells the Government, “We ignore the drug problem at our peril.”

2016.09.06.

Latest figures for homeless children ‘an appalling indictment’

Fr Peter McVerry appeals for emergency legislation to prevent the banks and landlords from evicting families, particularly those with children, into homelessness.

2016.08.23.

Young People are carrying out Christ’s teachings: McVerry

"I think they are living the gospel of Jesus, the gospel message of caring and compassion, even though they may not be coming to church.”

2016.06.24.

Govt urged to end ‘severe confinement’ for young adults

"Shocking to learn that people in prison spend so much time locked in their cell" - Joanne O’Riordan at the launch of 'Developing Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults'.

2016.06.01.

McVerry lauds Youthreach’s second chance education

“Youthreach transmits fundamentally important values that the student has a value as a person regardless of past achievements.”

2016.04.04.

‘Housing is key social justice issue facing country’

Given the scale & implications of the housing & homelessness crisis, it's disappointing the issue hasn't featured far more prominently in election debates: Fr McVerry.

2016.02.23.

Housing crisis should be key issue of election

“It is important that both politicians and the electorate think about the profoundly damaging impact the housing & homelessness crisis is having on so many."

2016.02.02.

‘Declare a state of emergency on homeless crisis’

Jesuit Fr Peter McVerry warns that there are a lot more people “on the edge of homelessness” than is realised.

2016.01.04.

New book inspired by tragic death of Jonathan Corrie

‘The Christmas Presence’ should be "compulsory reading for everyone before we rush off to do our Christmas shopping” - Fr Peter McVerry.

2015.12.15.

McVerry Trust expects client numbers to double

According to CEO Pat Doyle this year’s client numbers will break all records.

2015.11.19.

Rubicon to explore culture and faith interplay

Fr Peter McVerry to speak on homelessness, Sharan Kelly of Tearfund will speak about persecution, and Philip McKinley will address the topic of integration.

2015.11.13.

Homeless campaigner says action needed on drugs

“It is up to communities and parents to be as educated as possible to spot warning signs of drug abuse in teenagers and young adults.”

2015.10.16.

Fr McVerry welcomes prefabs in short term

Call for modular housing to start coming on stream for the homeless before Christmas.

2015.09.16.

Dana to address Cursillo 30th anniversary celebration

Cursillo was introduced into Derry Diocese in 1985 and to date over 5,000 people have experienced a Cursillo weekend.

2015.09.07.

Fr McVerry awarded ‘Spirit of Mother Jones’ honour

“We are satisfied that Mother Jones, if she was alive today, would have been very proud of Fr Peter for his ability to highlight the social injustice of homelessness.”

2015.08.02.

Mortgage arrears & housing undersupply highlighted

21,000 additional residential units required each year over the next three years to meet demand.

2015.07.30.

UN chief to travel to Tipperary to accept award

“We are honouring Mr Ban for his leadership in mobilising the international community to address climate change, forge a new development agenda.”

2015.05.17.

Bro Kevin Crowley awarded Freedom of Dublin

Homeless campaigner and former soccer international honoured for "their work in the fields of social justice and sport”.

2015.03.01.
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