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Man left with “life-changing injuries” after vehicle hoisted his tent

Fr Peter McVerry said it is because of their safety and comradeship that so many people who are homeless elect to live in tents.

2020.01.17.

Funeral Mass celebrated for murdered man from homeless community in Cork

“The next homeless person we meet, we might treat them with a little more sympathy and kindness. For whatever we do to the least of our sisters and brothers, we do it to Jesus” – Fr Howard.

2020.01.10.

Annual Wexford fast raises €51,000 for local charities

The annual fast began twenty-eight years ago and has since raised an estimated €750,000 for worthy causes.

2019.12.28.

Unwanted presents can be given to Crosscare at Pro Cathedral in Dublin

Crosscare will give unwanted items to people living with very little, as well as the homeless.

2019.12.28.

SVP appeals for books for children

Just ten minutes a day of reading with children of all ages can help create readers for life and make a crucial difference to their future.

2019.11.13.

Difficulties in education can contribute to homelessness, report finds

The research allows the Peter McVerry Trust to move beyond anecdotal reports from young men who use homeless services about how they fared in the education system and it will help influence the future education strategies of the State.

2019.11.07.

Time to change flawed housing policy, says SVP

"It is totally unacceptable for a rich country like Ireland that so many children have no place to call home,” said SVP National President Kieran Stafford.

2019.11.02.

An Post Mobile helps homeless

Although many of Ireland’s homeless have phones, few can afford data all the time.

2019.10.31.

Number of homeless increases again

According to the Department of Housing’s figures there are 3,848 homeless children across 1,726 families, while the total number of homeless reached 10,338 in August 2019.

2019.10.02.

More families and children homeless in July

There has been a failure to stem the flow of families and individuals into homelessness every month, says Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan.

2019.09.10.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin calls in on Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless

Every day the Capuchin Centre meets the tragic human casualties of failed government policies, says Bro Kevin Crowley OFM.

2019.08.27.

Calls for review of policy to tackle homeless crisis

“A review should look at both the successes and the things that need to change ... This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and better protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction” – Mike Allen.

2019.08.07.

Trócaire condemns Israeli policy of destroying Palestinian homes

“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”

2019.07.27.

Another increase in homelessness

“The electorate want this problem solved, believes it can be solved but does not believe any party has yet put forward the solutions that are needed to solve it. It is up to the newly elected councillors to show what can be done” – Pat Dennigan, Focus Ireland.

2019.05.30.

Another increase in homelessness in March

Focus Ireland stressed that much good work is being done but the crisis will continue without a substantial increase in social housing provision as a matter of urgency and a move away from providing yet more emergency accommodation and hubs.

2019.05.01.

Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

Needs of homeless non-EU citizens must be addressed

Commenting on the DRHE plan, the Immigrant Council of Ireland stated: “It is so important to be careful with language – just because a family is non-EU does not mean they don’t have legal status or housing rights. Everyone has a right to shelter.”

2019.04.03.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Inflammatory homeless comments are a distraction says Focus Ireland

“Solving homelessness is not a matter of moving people between sofa surfing, hotel rooms and Hubs, it is about providing an adequate supply of affordable, secure homes, with support where needed,” said Mike Allen.

2019.02.27.

SVP calls for government housing strategy to be abandoned

“A social housing policy that relies so heavily on the private rented sector can never be the answer to the housing problem.”

2019.02.02.

Focus Ireland’s #10YearChallenge highlights a decade of government failure

There is a risk people can become desensitised to the depth of this crisis and we must always remember behind each single number is a child, a man or a woman who is homeless and who is suffering.

2019.01.28.

Muddied waters at Trevi Fountain as mayor takes coins from Caritas Italia

Tourists throw about €4,000 into the Trevi Fountain’s pools and cascades every day, which until now has been used to fund Caritas Italia's projects to help Rome's poor.

2019.01.14.

Appeal goes out for unwanted Christmas gifts

Don’t exchange unwanted Christmas gifts. Bring them to Pro-Cathedral – Crosscare.

2018.12.28.

Emmanuel, the source of true light, is focus of Christmas message

“May all of us, by our love, bring light and hope to all whose lives are troubled this Christmas.”

2018.12.24.

Homelessness hits record high, as Capuchins start distributing food parcels

“We must not tolerate the fact that nearly 4,000 children are homelessness in our society.”

2018.12.22.

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.

Archbishops urge faithful to think of the homeless this Christmas

“Think for a moment of what it would be like this Christmas to be without a home. To be without a place of shelter. To be out in the cold. To be on your own, living on the streets.”

2018.12.15.

Big increase in people seeking housing help from Simon

To be adequately housed means having security of tenure – not having to worry about eviction. It means having the right to live somewhere in peace and dignity with access to appropriate services, schools, and employment.

2018.12.12.

Human Dignity Award goes to Br Kevin Crowley

“It is our hope and prayer that one day there will be no need for our service because everyone will have the social and financial resources to live life to the full as God intended.”

2018.12.08.

Pope marks World Day of the Poor by sharing his lunch

The lunch included lasagne, chicken pieces and mashed potato, with tiramisu for dessert.

2018.11.19.
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