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Homelessness in Ireland: ‘This is my first time getting a stable place in 27 years’


by Jennifer McShane
24th Nov 2021
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With homeless figures on the rise again, we spoke to Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, about the importance of their Christmas Appeal and hear from a woman whose life was changed thanks to the support of the essential Irish charity.

Homeless figures in Ireland are on the rise again. The latest figures show 8,212 adults and children without a home. This makes for stark reading when we consider the ever-growing COVID numbers and brace ourselves for a bitterly cold winter. It’s why The Peter McVerry Trust’s Christmas Appeal is more important than ever. Speaking about the country’s efforts, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, Pat Doyle said something positive was Ireland’s homeless COVID figures had stayed relatively...

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