Aisling Hussey from the Peter McVerry Trust on their Opening Doors Appeal

The Peter McVerry Trust’s Opening Doors Appeal takes place from 8-14 October. It is the sixth year of the appeal, which coincides with World Homeless Day (10th October), a day used by Peter McVerry Trust to highlight the needs of people impacted by homelessness.

To raise awareness of the issue of homelessness and the importance of housing, Peter McVerry Trust has asked some well-known faces to explain the meaning of home to them. Participants include broadcasters Vincent Browne and Sean Moncrieff, authors of the Aisling books Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, writer Carmel Harrington and comedian Neil Delamere.

Peter McVerry Trust is also encouraging members of the public to share what home means to them on social media using the hashtag #OpeningDoors.

Aisling Hussey, Digital Communications Officer with PMVT joined Norma Burke to talk about their appeal and also their film festival and a very special screening of the film ROSIE ahead of it’s national release at the Lighthouse Cinema on October 10th with a Q&A with Father Peter McVerry, writer Roddy Doyle and director Paddy Breathnach. You can book tickets here.

Links to some the contributions on what home means played on the show are below and will be updated when they are online:

Vincent Browne reciting Old Woman Of The Roads by Padraic Colum.

Creators of the Aisling novels, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen.