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by Michael Clifford Alice Leahy has spent 40 years bringing comfort to Ireland’s homeless population, writes Michael Clifford ALICE LEAHY could light up a room with her smile, not to mind heat the place. There is warmth in her smile, and a twinkle that lightens the colour of her eyes. To see that smile might well prompt one to believe she would be more...

17 Apr

Homeless people suffering from long vanished ailments

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 17 Apr 12 Categories: Irish Examiner, News and Press

By Jennifer Hough Homeless people are presenting with conditions “long disappeared” such as trench foot and impetigo, leg ulcers and gangrene, social justice campaigner Alice Leahy has said. Ms Leahy, director of independent charity Trust, said she and her team often meet people who are suffering from malnutrition and medical ailments associated more...

22 Dec

A home from home

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 22 Dec 11 Categories: Irish Examiner, News and Press

The recession has swollen the numbers of homeless in our cities. Sue Leonard talks to those who offer help and support throughout the year STRIVING for the perfect Christmas is stressful. As we frantically cook, shop, and rush it’s easy to forget our luck. Lucky to have a family to cook for; lucky to have a home. We’re so accustomed to seeing the more...

13 Sep

Nothing has changed for outsiders

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 13 Sep 10 Categories: Irish Examiner, News and Press

The following two articles appeared in the Irish Examiner on Monday, September 13, 2010. Nothing has changed for outsiders By Jennifer Hough, Irish Examiner Monday, September 13, 2010 AFTER almost 35 years in operation, homeless charity Trust has had to cease its “open door” policy because of violence, drugs and racism. Trust founder Alice more...

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