PETER McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has announced plans to significantly increase its activities in Limerick City and County.
Details of the expansion were announced by chief executive Pat Doyle at the charity’s fundraising Business Breakfast sponsored by the Castletroy Park Hotel which was held this morning after a two year break due to Covid.
“We are investing more in Limerick and have recently agreed to increase the office space on O’Connell Street to facilitate the increased staff numbers,” Mr Doyle said.
“We are also progressing a number of important social housing projects, all of which are regenerating vacant buildings or infill sites. These are not just in Limerick city but also in areas such as Askeaton and Newcastle West.
“This also points to a significant investment by Peter McVerry Trust to Limerick and to helping tackle homelessness in the county as we work alongside chief executive Pat Daly and his team in Limerick City and County Council.
“We have been active in Limerick since 2016 and opened our first regional office in Limerick back then. We have continued to grow and strengthen our relationship with the Council and we are very much focused on the delivery of social housing, growing our tenant supports and working on employment activation programmes in Limerick,” Mr Doyle added.
Event sponsor Pat McDonagh, owner of Só Hotels group and Supermac’s, said it was hugely important, now more than ever, to support the great work that Fr. Peter and his team are doing.
“We are particularly pleased to hear that the Trust will be extending its facilities in Limerick City and County.
“Our commitment to Limerick goes back over decades. It is founded in my great experiences as a student in Mary Immaculate College more years ago than I will admit. Father Peter and ourselves have found kinship together in investing in Limerick and its people and we will continue to do.”