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#Peter McVErry

# peter-mcverry - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# peter-mcverry - Friday 21 December, 2018

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# peter-mcverry - Monday 2 April, 2018

Poll: Should a ban be placed on evictions until the housing crisis improves? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a ban be placed on evictions until the housing crisis improves?

Just under 10,000 people are now homeless in Ireland.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Is emergency accommodation up to scratch? A new campaign wants to ask homeless people

The Dublin Inquirer is crowdfunding a customer-satisfaction survey.

# peter-mcverry - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year.

# peter-mcverry - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

# peter-mcverry - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

# peter-mcverry - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Public housing campaign launched that will take 'water charges-style' approach

The Campaign for Public Housing wants a new system of universally accessible public housing.

# peter-mcverry - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# peter-mcverry - Saturday 6 May, 2017

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

# peter-mcverry - Monday 1 May, 2017

Pictures: Thousands turn out in Dublin for May Day protest calling for action on housing crisis

The march has been held to call on the government to address the ongoing homeless crisis.

# peter-mcverry - Friday 9 December, 2016

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin Rough Sleeping This post contains images

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin

The Peter McVerry Trust will run a 70-bed unit on Ellis Quay, while Depaul Ireland will operate a 75-bed hostel on Little Britain Street.

# peter-mcverry - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told

# peter-mcverry - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I don't think we can solve the crisis without interfering with private property'

The Peter McVerry Trust are calling on the government to buy up empty private properties.

# peter-mcverry - Friday 27 May, 2016

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

# peter-mcverry - Friday 12 February, 2016

What does Peter McVerry make of last night's Joan Burton dig?

The Labour leader suggested during the TV3 leaders’ debate that McVerry does not understand the workings of her department.

# peter-mcverry - Friday 7 August, 2015

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has spoken out after a family spent a night in an industrial unit

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Homelessness has increased since the action plan after Jonathan Corrie's death

An extra 172 families are now homeless since the action plan was published last December.

# peter-mcverry - Monday 16 March, 2015

When are gardaí supposed to use pepper-spray?

There has been criticism of an incident involving the alleged use of pepper-spray on a homeless man who was arrested.

# peter-mcverry - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# peter-mcverry - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

# peter-mcverry - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# peter-mcverry - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Charity calls on Housing Minister to meet homeless people tonight; she declines

The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.

# peter-mcverry - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Housing shortage could see "tsunami of homeless" in Ireland

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that 25,000 units per year are needed to tackle the issue.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan paint a picture of the characters of the capital.

# peter-mcverry - Saturday 5 April, 2014

We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity

Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.

# peter-mcverry - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

139 people slept rough in Dublin on 12 November

The latest rough sleeper count is disappointing and unacceptable, says the Peter McVerry Trust.

# peter-mcverry - Monday 12 August, 2013

Petition to prevent homeless centre moving next to children's sports club

The Peter McVerry Trust is set to open an emergency homeless centre in the area in place of a safe place for young, homeless people.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today

The fundamental role the educational system plays today is determining a young person’s future life choices, so if there is to be equal opportunity, then we need to tackle equal access for all, writes Fr Peter McVerry.

# peter-mcverry - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin increases

Around 100 people are homeless this winter, the majority are Irish men.

# peter-mcverry - Sunday 10 June, 2012

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.