Chief Executive of Dublin City Council and Director of DRHE visit the Alice Leahy Trust

Richard Shakespeare Chief Executive, Dublin City Council visits the Alice Leahy Trust with Mary Hayes Director, Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) on Monday 19th February 2024.

The photo includes Alice Leahy, Director of Services and Jeanette O’Brien, Manager of the Alice Leahy Trust.

Also joining them for the visit: Chairman of Alice Leahy Trust Maol Muire Tynan and board member Joe Gannon

Irish Times: Past, present and future – Country wisdom

Sir, – Patrick Freyne, writing about Patrick Joyce’s book Remembering Peasants, gives us a great reminder of the not too distant past, and how easy it has become for us to forget “our postmodern world is locked in a continuous present tense” (“Learning from our peasant past: ‘We might have to live on the edge. We may have to learn to be survivors’”, Books, February 10th).

In our rush to solve life’s problems, often even around our most pressing issues, health and homelessness, a degree of reflection free of soundbites, blame and management speak could go some way to instil optimism and help us navigate through these challenging times. – Yours, etc,

Director of Services,
Alice Leahy Trust,
Dublin 8.


“Just reaching out . . . ” Bandwidth challenges (Irish Times)

Sir, – An email I received recently from a master’s student in one of our well-known universities who wanted to be put in touch with homeless people for research purposes highlighted how nonsensical things have become. It started off “Hi Gatekeeper – I am reaching out to you.” Justine’s article has reassured me that I am not alone as I head into the New Year optimistic that things might change. Hope springs eternal. – Yours, etc,


Director of Services,