Minister Eoghan Murphy presenting the money raised from the proceeds of “Pearse Street 100”

Minister Eoghan Murphy presenting the money raised from the proceeds of “Pearse Street 100” a book published and sold to celebrate the centenary of Pearse Street Garda Station in 2015

From Left to Right: Minister Eoghan Murphy TD; Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley; Alice Leahy; Superintendent Joseph Gannon; Deputy Commissioner John Twomey

The Stars Are Our Only Warmth

This is the title of a memoir written by Alice with well-known journalist Catherine Cleary which will be published by O’Brien Press on 1st October 2018.

In the 1970s Alice Leahy left nursing to work and live in a Dublin homeless shelter. This is the story of her life and life choices, from an empowering childhood, with free run of a big house estate in Tipperary to her invaluable work with some of Ireland’s most marginalised people, at The Alice Leahy Trust, in Dublin.

Alice has always been an important voice in the debate around homelessness in Ireland. An insider with an outsider’s eye, this is the memoir of an untypical life from a radical humanitarian who has always believed that anything is possible.

The Stars Are Our Only Warmth tells powerful truths about Irish life and the people who taught Alice what it is to be alive in this world.

The Irish Times Review
“In The Stars Are Our Only Warmth readers meet an undaunted – but private – warrior”

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