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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Fr Peter McVerry

Last year
# Housing
People have become 'desensitised' to the housing crisis, Fr Peter McVerry says
He said there appeared to be “little sense of urgency or any sense of crisis on dealing with it”.
All time
# peter mcverry trust
'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018
The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.
# Homelessness
Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.
# pmv trust
'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry
The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.
# Homelessness
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness
The Lilywhites manager spoke passionately about homelessness in Ireland after being named Premier Division Manager of the Year.
# Raise The Roof
'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October
A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.
# drug possession
'It’s a no-brainer, let's decriminalise' - Fr Peter McVerry on Ireland's drug laws
In 2017 there were 12,211 recorded offences for possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland.
# homeless beds
Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe
The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.
# Housing Crisis
Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July
Focus Ireland release homeless figures today amidst calls for clear Government targets and timelines
# drug hostels
Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again
The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.
# roll of honour
“Both inspirational leaders”: Brian O’Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry receive the ‘Freedom of Dublin’
The Lord Mayor says they both lead by example and are “individuals who walk the walk”.
# cork prison
New Cork prison will be "cramped and oppressive"
The Justice Minister is signing documents to give the go-ahead for the new prison, but campaigners are not happy
# Dublin
BOD and Fr Peter McVerry to be awarded Freedom of the City of Dublin
The two men now have the right to pasture sheep on common ground within the city boundaries.
Column: Ireland is not a just society. The solidarity we need has been lost.
Why should bondholders come before our most vulnerable? Fr Peter McVerry asks whether a fair society is any more than a dream.