Listed below are a series of recent news articles which refer to Peter McVerry Trust.
Homeless Policy Statement – February 2013
Minister Jan O’Sullivan launched the Government’s Homeless Policy Statement on February 21st. Peter McVerry Trust welcomes the commitment to end long term homelessness by 2016 and the emphasis on prevention strategies. Pat Doyle CEO also raised the need for a focusing on those exiting under 18 services and ensure that appropriate systems are in place to meet their specific needs.
Shifting from punishment towards care – January 2013
Peter McVerry Trust’s CEO Pat Doyle was interviewed by the Irish Times as part of series looking at Ireland prison system. This particular article focused on child detention in Ireland.
Homeless Seminar – December 2012
Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle recently chaired a Homeless Seminar organised by Fingal County Council. The event also saw Fr Peter McVerry give a presentation on homeless people’s perspectives of the services they use and are available to them. Read more in the North County Leader
15% increase in service users – November 2012
Peter McVerry Trust expects to record a 15% increase in the number of people using its services in 2012, up from 1300 in 2011 to over 1500 in 2012. Pat Doyle CEO was quoted in the Irish Times on this and other recent developments