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A home means more than just having a roof over your head

Posted on August 29, 2020 by Cathy Flanagan

Father Donal O' Mahony

Today, we reflect on the legacy of an unsung hero, Fr Donal O’Mahony, the Corkman who founded Threshold in 1978 after being appointed chaplain to Dublin’s flat-dwellers, who was also internationally respected as a human rights advocate and peace activist. Fr O’Mahony, who was educated at CBC, Rochestown College and UCC, entered the Capuchin Franciscan Order as a late vocation in the late 1950s. After ordination he was based in Dublin and worked in the inner city where he became aware of …

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Renting and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Annmarie O'Reilly

The calls from renters affected by COVID-19 started coming in thick and fast from the second week of March. Some businesses had already closed down, putting people at risk of rent arrears and losing their home. Next, the colleges closed, students were told to leave their accommodation and others, understandably, chose to go home to be with family. One of the most vulnerable groups we heard from first were licensees: those renting a room in their landlords’ own home. Many were told to leave as …

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