It is an indictment of our Government, our public services, and all of us in this society too, that four organisations, frustrated by how difficult it is to make progress through official channels, have had to come together to rent private accommodation to provide shelter for the growing number people forced to live — and occasionally die — on our streets.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012
Many people faced with exceptional family events, down on their luck, or in dire need of money, feel that they have no choice but to borrow from moneylenders, loan sharks, or even use credit cards, because they cannot get the money through normal lending agencies.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2009
AS a so-called absent father, I was disappointed to read your report headlined ‘State must make absent fathers pay, says SVP’ (December 27), as it contained a number of gender-biased assumptions that are unsubstantiated by the UCD study of young single mothers to which you refer.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2009
A COUPLE of years ago, I was asked to deputise for Santa Claus in one of our projects at Barnardos. Santa himself was having a particularly busy time and although he had promised he would visit each child personally on Christmas eve, he just wasn’t going to be able to make their Christmas party on time.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2007
‘Two or three decades of formidable theatrical achievement is more evanescent than the froth on a cappuccino: half-remembered moments in the memories of committed older theatre-goers, but no contemporary currency at all.’
Mon, 30 Jul, 2007
It is an unpalatable fact that in a time of economic boom, voluntary organisations, which lift a considerable burden from the State’s shoulders by way of providing vital services, are all too often the victims of that healthy economy.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2004