Christmas People

Posted on 24. Dec, 2008 in Christmas, Homelessness, Seasons of the Church Year

Alice Leahy is Founder and Director of TRUST.  Based in the Liberties in Dublin TRUST provides ‘a befriending, social and health service for people who are homeless.’  Alice stresses that homelessness is not just a Dublin problem, in all our towns and cities every night people are homeless and Christmas-time is especially difficult for them. […]

Tackling Homelessness

Posted on 18. Apr, 2007 in Charity, Church Teachings, Community, Homelessness

As house prices continue to remain at an all time high, many more people are faced with the prospect of never owning their own place.  And yet the government has promised to end homelessness by 2010.  Miriam Gormally met Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, an Irish Sister of Charity, visionary and social innovator, who has done enormous […]

TRUST – 30 Years On

Posted on 30. Nov, 2005 in Christmas, Discrimination, Homelessness

Alice Leahy, director of TRUST, writer ad broadcaster speaks to Eileen Good about their work with the homeless. She talks about the wonderful things that happen at Christmas but also reminds us that Christmas can be a time of loneliness for many people. But first Eileen asks if people have forgotten the Christian ethos of […]


Posted on 21. Sep, 2005 in Community, Homelessness, Immigrants, Young people

Breda Hegerty presents news updates from Ireland and around the country including news that Merchants Quay Ireland has announced an increase in homeless people and drug users availing of their facilities, the Vice President of the National Conference of Priests of Ireland has called on fellow priests to support the NCPI and attend the conference, […]