When will it all end?
The age group with the largest number of homeless people in it is 0-4 years. The officially registered number of homeless people is 11, 4000. The real figure is around 100,000. Three-quarters of a million Irish people are living in places they do not want to live and/or they cannot call their own home.
So says veteran homelessness campaigner Peter McVerry SJ in this interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications. How did we get to such a crisis state she asks? Listen to the interview to hear his answer. And to learn why this Christmas 2022, he is entirely without optimism but not completely without hope. In his own words, “Nobody can solve everybody’s problems, but everybody can solve somebody’s problem.”