Peter McVerry Trust housed 120 people in Midlands In Last 12 Months

58 people in Laois, 49 in Westmeath, and 13 in Offaly were supported by the homelessness charity.

The Peter McVerry Trust housed 120 people in the midlands last year.

58 people in Laois, 49 in Westmeath, and 13 in Offaly were supported by the homelessness charity, according to its 2019 annual report.

Chief Executive Pat Doyle says they're ramping up their presence in the midlands for the year ahead - with 20 people housed in Edenderry in the last couple of weeks, nine units bought in Birr, and one further property bought in Tullamore.

He says they're working to redevelop vacant buildings around the region, rather than constructing large developments. 

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