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# peter mcverry trust

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# Homelessness
'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.
# homeless crisis
"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.
6 facts you didn't know about the Peter McVerry Trust
Since 1983, the Trust has been trying to fix one of the biggest problems in Irish society.
# growing problem
The number of children in homeless accommodation in Dublin has DOUBLED in a year
125 new families presented as homeless in Dublin last month.
# Vulnerable
Pics: Inside Ireland's first café for homeless young people
It opened this week.
# Joanna Tuffy
Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate'
Joanna Tuffy has criticised the Peter McVerry trust and and Focus Ireland for not doing enough to build housing.
# a fresh start
Six young homeless people are moving into these formerly dilapidated flats
The building in Dublin city was transformed by the Peter McVerry Trust.
# Homeless
The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has just had the biggest decrease ever
Has the crisis been averted?
# christmas hearts
Here's Ireland's answer to the Band Aid single, in aid of the homeless
The song features members of Villagers and Fight Like Apes, amongst others.
# homeless ireland
'Trapped' in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels
People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.
# massaging numbers
'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.
# Support
Peter McVerry Trust says there's been an increase in the number of homeless families
The charity helped almost 3,600 homeless people last year.
# one day
139 people slept rough in Dublin on 12 November
The latest rough sleeper count is disappointing and unacceptable, says the Peter McVerry Trust.
# Prime Numbers
John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers
Plus: How many texts do people in Ireland send on an average day?
# Homelessness
Homeless charity served 57,000 meals to over 3,500 people last year
The founder of the Peter McVerry Trust has called on the government to tackle the problem of homelessness.
# Homelessness
New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area
The stats have been compiled based on the ‘Pathway to Home’ system, which includes figures from groups like Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust.
# Homelessness
Government commits to ending homelessness by 2016
The ambitious plans were launched by Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan earlier today.
# pic of the day
Uncomfortable Sleeping Position of the Day
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