Sleeping rough is tough, one night showed me that

Majella Mc Pharland recounts her experience of the TCDSU organised sleepout, reminding us that this issue is far from resolved

Last Thursday night I was one of the participants in the inaugural sleep out in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust, which was organised by the TCDSU and FLAC. The Peter McVerry Trust works with homeless people and those at


Peter McVerry: To be homeless today is to face into a nightmare

After recently receiving an honorary degree from Trinity, Peter McVerry reflects on his experiences fighting homelessness and calls for greater student engagement.


Father Peter McVerry was born in Belfast and grew up in Newry, County Down. After being educated at Clongowes Wood College and UCD he studied to become a priest and was ordained in 1975. During these years he came face