This page provides statistical information on homelessness in Ireland as well as information Peter McVerry Trust’s services.
A total of 5,841 unique individuals accessed Peter McVerry Trust’s homeless services in 2018. As of 2020, we operate homeless services in 22 counties and 27 local authorities across Ireland.
The majority of those currently residing our emergency accommodation are men accessing Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA). Places are prioritised for those over 18 years of age who are homeless and have complex low-threshold needs. We also offer One Night Only beds, Temporary Emergency Accommodation (TEA) and services for families.
An STA service is modelled on a six month placement. Unfortunately, due to the housing and homeless emergency people are spending longer than six months in homelessness. Learn more about our homeless services here.