Housing charity Threshold – Helping get lives back on track

In the final instalment of our two-day series on housing charity Threshold, Kelly O’Brien talks to staff about standards, repairs, and getting homeless people out of shelters and into private rented accommodation.  Every day, Threshold receives calls from people who...

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Emergency shelter in Cork forced to refuse 281 children due to “growing epidemic” of child homelessness

A homeless shelter in Cork was forced to turn away 281 children last year, amidst what it is calling a “growing epidemic” of child homelessness. Edel House, the only shelter in the county which takes in children and families experiencing...

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‘Rebels’ with a cause hit road running for Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon

Evening Echo reporter Kelly O’Brien spoke to women running yesterday’s Mini Marathon to find out what inspired them to take...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 4:20pm Read More

Firefighter dad of boy awaiting transplant in charity bid

THE firefighter dad of a little boy awaiting a transplant is inspiring colleagues in their efforts to send sick children...

Thursday, 04/08/16 - 2:44pm Read More

Plea to support Plan International in charity treks and challenges

In the final installment of our three-day series about Plan International Ireland, Kelly O’Brien looks at the organisation’s programmes, campaigns...

Friday, 17/06/16 - 11:44am Read More

Cork cyclists in gear for 250km charity cycle in Vietnam

In the first of our three-day series about Plan International Ireland, Kelly O’Brien recalls a 250-kilometre cycle she completed with...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 11:42am Read More

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