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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.


Country and city raise funds at live animal crib

The Christmas experience may have evolved, but the nativity remains at the centre of what Christmas is all about – IFA.


Archbishop expresses concern over level of child homelessness

The annual Black Santa Sit Out, which raises up to €50,000 for charity, was launched on Wednesday by Archbishop Michael Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.


Remembrance service for victims of Brussels attacks

At least 7,000 people took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday in a march “against terror and hate”.


Archbishop & Lord Mayor launch Black Santa appeal

This is the fifteenth year that the appeal has been held and in that time over €500,000 has been raised for local good causes.


Garda cycle raises €20,000 for Capuchin Day Centre

Demand for the centre’s services this year is “at its highest since the charity’s inception in 1969” and it hasn’t received any increase in government funding since 2007.


Ecumenical service of thanksgiving for sports

Of the Six Nations win for Ireland, former Irish player Tony Ward told the congregation, “What a great day for rugby and sport in general and for Ireland. It was spectacular.”


World Aids Day highlights lack of medication for poor

“We need to stamp out the stigma that still exists around HIV" - Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke.


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.


Pope and Black Santa provide Christmas cheer

Annual charity appeal to be launched by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin.


Homelessness “worse than ever” according to Fr McVerry

Jesuit urges Government to step up to its responsibilities to address the lack of housing.

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