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# Peter McVErry

This year
Charity watchdog appoints inspectors to investigate Peter McVerry Trust
This is the second regulator to appoint an inspector on the charity in recent weeks.
Peter McVerry Trust CEO Francis Doherty resigns amid financial and governance issues at charity
He tendered his resignation to the Board of Directors this morning.
Peter McVerry says Varadkar has his 'priorities wrong' when it come to tax cuts
‘My priority, if you have €1.5 billion to give away, are the hundreds of thousands struggling to make ends meet,’ McVerry said.
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin falls by 9% compared to last year
75 of the 83 people found to be sleeping rough had previously been assessed by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive for homeless services.
Peter McVerry issues apology over claim Taoiseach overruled minister on eviction ban
This evening, the Taoiseach said an apology was not needed from McVerry.
Last year
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”.
11,397 people in emergency accommodation as homelessness hits record high
The Peter McVerry Trust has said that the ban on evictions over winter should reduce the number of people coming into homelessness
Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry suffers assault at his home
He received light injuries and did not contact gardaí.
Peter McVerry 'has never been more depressed' about housing as homelessness tops 10,000
For the first time since the pandemic, the number of adults and children registered as homeless has reached five figures.
All time
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 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.
Poll: Should a ban be placed on evictions until the housing crisis improves?
Just under 10,000 people are now homeless in Ireland.
Is emergency accommodation up to scratch? A new campaign wants to ask homeless people
The Dublin Inquirer is crowdfunding a customer-satisfaction survey.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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”.
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?
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.
'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.
'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
'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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Alan Kelly thinks Peter McVerry has nothing positive to say about anything
Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
139 people slept rough in Dublin on 12 November
The latest rough sleeper count is disappointing and unacceptable, says the Peter McVerry Trust.
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.