Peter McVerry Trust Statement on December 2021 Homeless Figures

Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has said it welcomes a slight decrease in the number of people recorded in the official homeless figures. The December 2021 figures, released this afternoon by the Department of Housing, show that 8,914 people were homeless. This is a decrease of 185 people on the November […]

Banks are making up to 40 children a month homeless – you can help put a stop to this!

Around 20 families each month become homeless just because their buy-to-let landlord has been forced to sell up by their bank. And there are thousands more families at risk*. Families can find themselves evicted from their homes even though they are completely up-to-date with their rent and have years left to run on their tenancy […]

South-East Has Third Highest Homelessness Levels In The Country – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest homelessness figures for the South-East as deeply disturbing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government confirmed that the South-East has 260 homeless adults, 197 of which are male with the remaining 63 female: “These shocking statistics reveal that in January […]

Norah Casey lends her support to Focus Ireland this Christmas

Norah Casey has teamed up with Focus Ireland to launch its annual “Sponsor a Star” campaign which aims to raise over €250,000 through businesses sponsoring a star on the charity’s Christmas tree at the top of Grafton Street. Focus Ireland is asking businesses to give a life changing gift this year and sponsor a star […]

EU doubles food aid fund for Ireland’s homeless

Focus Ireland, Crosscare and Twist Soup Kitchens are among the numerous organisations set to benefit from an EU decision to more than double a fund used to help the homeless and others living on the margins. Ireland’s share of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived – known as FEAD – is set […]

Leading Ireland travel website launches online campaign for Forgotten Irish to raise €1 million by St. Patricks Day 2010. is launching the Look Around Ireland Trust Forgotten Irish campaign following the broadcasting of a documentary The Forgotten Irish by TV3, which highlighted the unfortunate plight of many Irish emigrants to the UK and the USA. Many, many young people left Ireland to work in the UK in the 40’s and 50’s because of […]

The Irish Santa Claus – Seamus Maguire

The Irish Santa Claus – by Mattie Lennon Seamus Maguire was born in Thurles in 1950: the only child of James and Eileen Maguire. He completed his education in 1969 and subsequently worked as a Bus driver, Prison Officer and Social Worker in Tipperary and Cork. In 1979, The International Year Of The Child, he […]