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Listen to Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle discuss the vulnerability of rough sleepers in the cold winter weather on Morning Ireland.

RTÉ Six One News – 15/11/2017

Fr Peter McVerry appeared on RTÉ Six One News to defend volunteers who carry out soup runs for rough sleepers. Watch here

RTÉ Radio 1 – 15/11/2017

Fr Peter McVerry appeared on Today with Sean O’Rourke to discuss controversial comments on homeless charities. Listen here

RTÉ Prime Time – 8/11/2017

Head of Communications with Peter McVerry Trust, Francis Doherty, discusses the issue of empty homes on RTÉ Prime Times. Watch the report here.

TheJournal.ie – 7/11/2017

Roy and Paul Kelly, who stayed in the Peter McVerry Trust-run emergency hostel on Ellis Quay, speak to TheJournal.ie about their experiences. Read the article here

RTÉ Radio One – 6/11/2017

Pat Doyle, CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust spoke to Drivetime about Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report for 2016, as well as Ireland’s reliance on emergency accommodation and the need to deliver sustainable housing. Listen here

RTÉ News – 6/11/2017

RTÉ News reports on the launch of Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report, which called the Government to deliver a more effective and urgent response to the homeless crisis. Read more here

Irish Times – 6/11/2017

Speaking ahead of the launch of Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report for 2016, Fr Peter McVerry, said 2016 had been “the most difficult and challenging year” in the 33-year history of the organisation. Read more here.

Irish Independent –  3/11/2017 

The Irish Independent reports on a national fundraising campaign spearheaded by Simon Community, Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust to coincide with the upcoming Irish Water national repayment scheme. Read the article here

RTÉ News – 19/10/2017

RTÉ reports on Peter McVerry Trust’s new partnership with Pathways Housing First, which aims to provide permanent housing for homeless people. Watch the report here

Dr Sam Tsemberis of Pathways Housing First speaks about the Housing First model and his organisation’s partnership with Peter McVerry Trust. Read the article here

The Journal.ie – 19/10/2017

Martin is living in his own apartment after 14 years on the street, after being housed through the Housing First programme. Read more about watch the video here.

The Irish Independent – 10/10/2017

CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, Pat Doyle, reacts to measures introduced in Budget 2018. Read the article here.

RTÉ News

CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, Pat Doyle, discusses housing and homelessness measures introduced in Budget 2018. 

Breakingnews.ie

Head of Communications with Peter McVerry Trust, Francis Doherty, is quoted in www.breakingnews.ie’s piece on reaction to Budget 2018 

The Irish Examiner – 10/10/2017

The Irish Examiner reports on the Reusing Dublin project’s efforts to locate vacant properties in the city, including plans to launch an app which allows the public to log empty homes. Read more here

The Irish Times – 25/09/2017 

Christopher Comerford, who recently moved into a one-bedroom apartment with help from Peter McVerry Trust, talks about his journey and benefiting through the Housing First Model. 

TheJournal.ie – 17/09/2017

Head of Communications Francis Doherty is quoted TheJournal.ie in a piece about the issue of hidden homelessness. Read the article here

Irish Examiner – 9/09/2017

Robbie and Ciarán have been living in supported temporary accommodation run by Peter McVerry Trust since Christmas. They told their story to the Irish Examiner – read the full piece here

RTÉ –  8/09/2017

Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle reacts to measures introduced after the housing summit on RTE’s Drivetime programme and rte.ie.

Newstalk – 8/09/2017

Listen back to Newstalk’s report on Dublin’s homelessness crisis, featuring our head of communications Francis Doherty and Empty Homes Officer David Kelly. 

TheJournal.ie – 29/08/2017

TheJournal.ie reports on Peter McVerry Trust’s 12-point Budget submission, which includes calls for an empty homes tax and more social housing. Read the piece here.

Irish Independent 24/07/2017

Our Head of Communications, Francis Doherty, was quoted in the Irish Independent urging local authorities to CPO up to 500 vacant homes to help ease the housing crisis. Read the full story online here.

Irish Independent 17/07/2017

The new National Drugs Strategy was published by Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD. Peter McVerry Trust welcomed the strategy’s publication and called for it to be adequately resourced. Read the full story here.  

Irish Times – 27/04/2017

CEO Pat Doyle wrote a letter to the Irish Times to highlight figures in the CSO Census 2016 Housing in Ireland report which showed that over 95,000 homes in Ireland’s urban areas lie empty whilst the country faces a housing shortage. Read the full piece on irishtimes.com here.

RTÉ Six One News – 25/04/2017

CEO Pat Doyle spoke to RTE News about the Spring 2017 rough sleeper count and provided an explanation for the recent jump in the figures for this time of year. Watch the full video here.

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – 25/04/2017

Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, spoke to Drivetime about the Spring 2017 rough sleeper figures and about the solutions to prevent more people from falling into homelessness. Listen to the entire piece here.

Newstalk – 25/04/2017

CEO Pat Doyle spoke to Newstalk radio about his disappointment in the rise in the numbers of people rough sleeping in Dublin as per the Spring 2017 count. Read the article and listen to the clip here.

Leinster Leader – 19/04/2017

Peter Mc Verry Trust in partnership with Kildare County Council opened a new Family Hub in Athy, Co Kildare, to provide stable and more appropriate emergency accommodation for families residing in hotels and B&Bs. Read the full article on the Leinster Leader’s website here.

Irish Examiner- 27/03/2017

Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, provides an update on the issues of housing and homelessness in Ireland. You can read the entire article on the Irish Examiner’s website here.

RTE Radio 1 Morning Ireland – 09/03/2017

CEO Pat Doyle spoke to Morning Ireland about measures to bring vacant properties back into use just before the start of our Empty Homes conference. Download the podcast here.

Irish Times- 09/03/2017

Research by Peter McVerry Trust showed that 62% of people in Ireland are in favour of a tax on homes that have lain vacant for over one year. Read the full piece on the Irish Times’ website here.

Newstalk – 11/02/2017 

Fr Peter McVerry  launched an international call to action aimed at ending poverty worldwide as part of the the global Stop Poverty campaign. Read the entire article on Newstalk’s website here.

Limerick Post – 05/02/2017

Figures from the Department of Housing of taken during the week of Christmas, showed that the number of people in emergency accommodation in Limerick grew. Peter McVerry Trust urged the Government to urging to implement fast-track measures to get empty homes back into use. Read the full article here.

Irish Times – 18/01/17

Francis Doherty, Head of Communications at Peter McVerry Trust, outlines what needs to be done to tackle the problem of vacant housing in Ireland. These measures include a vacant property tax, compulsory purchase orders and a National Coordination Unit. Read the entire opinion piece on the Irish Times’ website here.