Archive for the Irish Independent Category
09 Dec

Small ideas can give homeless a big break

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 09 Dec 14 Categories: Irish Independent, News and Press

Politicians must pay more than lip service to the big issue highlighted by death on a doorstep, writes Dr Maurice Gueret. It was a week of contrast in our capital city. Over at Dublin airport, little Leona the rescued loggerhead turtle was being readied for her new life in the Canary Islands. The plane’s hold would be too cold for a safe journey, more...

25 Feb

Action on Homelessness

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 25 Feb 14 Categories: Irish Independent, News and Press

We in TRUST are neither surprised nor shocked to hear of the man sleeping in a bin and miraculously saved (Irish Independent, February 22). We provide on a daily basis a most basic service in a tiny premises for up to 40 men and women. These men and women sleep rough in squats, tents, cars, parks, bins, flimsy sleeping bags in shop doorways – more...

04 Nov

Remembering Mary Lahiff

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 04 Nov 12 Categories: Irish Independent, News and Press

Madam — Reading of the death of Mary Lahiff, (Death Notice, Sunday Independent, October 28) brought to mind an era worth reflecting on at a time in our country when we struggle to make sense of what is going on, where hope, gratitude, vision and inspiration appear to be in short supply. Mary worked as a social worker in the Meath Hospital, one more...

12 Dec

Failed plan

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 12 Dec 11 Categories: Irish Independent, News and Press

Reading the report on the death of a homeless man on December 7 by Louise Hogan I am mindful of the death of Pauline and Danny in a derelict site in Benburb Street in December 1992 and all the publicity that followed. Now 19 years on, what has changed? Millions of taxpayers’ money has been spent, more reports have been produced, more experts have more...

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