“With Trust in Place: Writing from the Outside” is a wonderful collection – including short stories, poetry, essays and personal recollections written from all perspectives, by people representing a large cross-section of Irish society on the theme of the outsider.

Alice Leahy has brought together a remarkable and hugely diverse range of contributions, from a number of well-known and not so well known figures in Irish society, including one man, a poet, who is homeless. Alice and her colleagues at Trust work hands on in the front line, providing human contact and health care to those who have become homeless, the most marginalised in Irish society. Alice considers that hands on approach to be Trust’s greatest strength, believing that “it gives us the motivation to continue to challenge the bureaucracy that is stifling the initiative of others in front line care who try the put people first.”

As Alice says, “My work over the years on the margins of Irish society would not have been possible without the support of people in many walks of life. This is highlighted by the diversity of people who generously gave of their time to produce some thought provoking and in some cases provocative pieces for this book – a book we hope may help us to be a little more understanding of those who are different.”

Contributors include Maeve Binchy, Christy Moore, Con Houlihan, Justice Michael Moriarty, Anita Reeves, Gene Kerrigan, Gerard Byrne (perhaps best known as Malachy from Fair City), Bishop Willie Walsh, Prof. David MacConnell, Rev. Gordon Linney, Seamus Dooley, Nora Owen, Senator Mary O’Rourke and Padraig O’Morain.

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