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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter McVerry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter McVerry, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter McVerry. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter McVerry, often where they are interviewed.

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Fr Peter McVerry - renowned homelessness campaigner

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My guest in this epsisode is Fr Peter McVerry, a Belfast born Jesuit priest who grew up in Newry, County Down before moving to Dublin. After his ordination in 1975 he  lived and worked in summerhill in North Dublin and came face to face with homelessness, poverty and deprivation. He went on to set up a trust to help struggling young people, including those facing addiction. This work started life in a 3 bedroom apartment in Ballymun and later became the Peter McVerry Trust which grew to include hostels, apartments, a detox centre and other services for people affected by addiction and homelessness. It is now one of the largest and most important organisations of its kind in Ireland. Fr McVerry has consistently been one of the most outspoken critics of government policy on housing and homelessness and is one of Ireland’s most respected campaigners and activists, a man who is very much walking his talk.

It was great to get the time with Peter over Zoom and you can see the video version of this episode over on the Love and Courage YouTube channel or on my Facebook page, just look up Ruairi McKiernan – Hitching for Hope.

Nov 20 2020 · 57mins
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Peter Mcverry trust helped 382 people in Limerick last year

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Joe chats to the CEO of the Peter Mcverry trust Pat Doyle about the Limerick results of their 2019 annual report

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Nov 12 2020 · 7mins

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Ep.19 – The Right to Housing with Fr Peter McVerry

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This Reboot Republic podcast talks to homelessness campaigner, Fr Peter McVerry. He explains how COVID has impacted on homelessness, with some positives finding housing freed up from Air BnB, but also negatives, with increased isolation of those who are homeless as drop-in services have had to shut. He explains why lifting of the eviction ban was a mistake and argues that it should be reinstated.

Peter also says that he remains motivated by homeless people themselves - their daily struggle inspires him to keep going and working for and with them - it makes him angry at the injustice, yet that keeps driving him on. We need people to get angry about the housing crisis and then to turn that anger into pressure on the government. That's where change can come from. He also passionately explains that we need a right to housing put in the constitution and how he is going to keep up the pressure on this.

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Oct 06 2020 · 42mins
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Ep.19 – The Right to Housing with Fr Peter McVerry

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This Reboot Republic podcast talks to homelessness campaigner, Fr Peter McVerry. He explains how COVID has impacted on homelessness, with some positives finding housing freed up from Air BnB, but also negatives, with increased isolation of those who are homeless as drop-in services have had to shut. He explains why lifting of the eviction ban was a mistake and argues that it should be reinstated.

Peter also says that he remains motivated by homeless people themselves - their daily struggle inspires him to keep going and working for and with them - it makes him angry at the injustice, yet that keeps driving him on. We need people to get angry about the housing crisis and then to turn that anger into pressure on the government. That's where change can come from. He also passionately explains that we need a right to housing put in the constitution and how he is going to keep up the pressure on this.

Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack
Oct 06 2020 · 42mins
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Repost: Father Peter McVerry

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The Stand is taking a break for two weeks from Tuesday, July 7th. During that time, we'll be posting a selection of Editor's Choices from our archives.

In this episode from August 2018, activist and leader Father Peter McVerry joins Eamon to discuss the ongoing housing crisis.

The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco.
Jul 13 2020 · 31mins
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Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, Chickens for the Garden & Improving Your Fitness From Your Own Home

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Have you ever considered having a handful of laying hens in your garden? Just how easy or difficult is it to take care of them and how best might we protect them from those cunning foxes that roam our streets and hedgerows? Sinéad finds out about it with Pete Wedderburn 

Could homelessness be eliminated completely if the government got behind groups like the Peter McVerry Trust? Francis Doherty, their head of development joins Sinéad in studio to discuss.
Our resident architect & design expert Roisin Murphy will be discussing the quick things we can do at home to instantly brighten up a room without spending a fortune, and fit homes -what ways can you improve your fitness from the comfort of your own four walls?
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Jan 03 2020 · 44mins
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Fr Peter McVerry Talks to Brendan O'Brien for Beyond Belief on Clare FM

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On a recent visit to Ennis Fr Peter McVerry sat down and spoke to Brendan O'Brien about his childhood, his education and his campaigning for the homeless.

Dec 27 2019 · 18mins
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Episode 22 with Fr Peter McVerry - Peter McVerry Trust National Housing and Homeless Charity

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Peter McVerry Trust is a national housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage.

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Dec 06 2019 · 1hr 2mins
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Father Peter McVerry #Solidarity Ep. 27

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We all need help in our lives and our guest, Father Peter McVerry, believes that it is in the helping that we are at our best. He has dedicated his life to helping those impacted by homelessness and is able to speak with an authority higher than any Housing Minister or Rebuilding Ireland Spokesperson.

Peter cuts through the spin in this wide-ranging interview and shares the wisdom and experience he has acquired since arriving Dublin's Summerhill in 1975.

We are grateful to Father Peter for his time and would ask that you listeners consider donating to the Peter McVerry Trust here: https://www.pmvtrust.ie/donate/
Dec 22 2018 · 43mins
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Fr Peter McVerry

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One year on, Father Peter McVerry returns to Roísín Meets to report on the escalating homelessness crisis.
Nov 27 2015 · 27mins
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