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Trócaire pledges €100,000 to Nepal disaster

Emergency appeal launched: Trócaire requests public's support to help it deliver aid to those in dire need in following massive earthquake.


Archbishops to bless ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture

The sculpture depicts a park bench with a faceless cloaked figure lying on it. Passers-by realise that it depicts Jesus only when they notice the holes in the feet.


Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.


Vatican offers homeless showers and haircuts

New services will open on 16 February in an area under the colonnade of St Peter's Square.


Unwanted Christmas gifts wanted!

Gifts such as games, clothing, hats, scarves and toiletries wanted by Crosscare for the homeless.


McVerry Trust opens two new centres for homeless

First service launched in Kildare with a 14-bed supported temporary accommodation service located in Newbridge.


42 more families became homeless in November

New figures released by Focus Ireland show the number of homeless families in Dublin alone rose to 450 over the first 11 months of this year.


Live animal crib opens at Mansion House

Gift from the farmers of Ireland aims to raise money for the homeless.


Archbishop offers church property for homeless

Primate of Ireland calls for urgent public summit to address pressing need for emergency accommodation for the homeless.


Family container home donated for the homeless

The Ripple container project is a charity initiative which will see a homeless family in Cork housed before Christmas.


Focus Ireland welcomes social housing strategy

It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.


Pope orders showers for homeless at St Peter’s

Provision of washing facilities for the homeless sleeping rough near Vatican.


More homeless than ever despite recovery

Lord Mayor calls for a designated Minister for Homelessness and Drug Abuse at launch of Merchant's Quay Ireland’s Annual Review 2013.


Brother Kevin to be awarded Freedom of Dublin

Tributes for 79-year-old Capuchin who oversees the feeding of 800 people a day.


Focus Ireland calls for 3,000 new homes

Homeless charity warns housing crisis cannot be solved without substantial Government investment in public housing.


Rise in rents sparks homeless crisis

More than 170 families being accommodated in single hotel rooms across Dublin.


SVP slams use of hotels for homeless families

Measures needed to deal with the critical shortage of social housing.


Homeless charities welcome cuts reversal

Dublin City Council moves to increase funding to frontline homeless services.


Pope’s Harley-Davidson to raise funds for charity

Motorbike signed on the tank by Pope Francis to raise funds for homeless.


Cathedral appeals for unwanted Christmas gifts

Hundreds of people alone for Christmas received gifts that were unwanted in 2012.


Pope Francis appeals on behalf of homeless families

“Family and home go together.”


Archbishop Martin deplores knife and gun culture

Church leader expresses “horror” at brutal killing in the Phoenix Park.


Merchant’s Quay poised to serve 100,000 meals to homeless

2012 was a difficult year financially for MQI.


Lord Mayor and business leaders team up for homeless

‘Shine A Light Night 2013' seeking to raise €500,000 for Focus Ireland.


10th annual walk in aid of the homeless taking place today

Proceeds to help the work of the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.


Over 300 young people take part in Dublin prayer vigil

Follow up event to WYD2013 and Rio in Dublin planned for September.

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