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RTE Drivetime Interview with two MLRC clients and Rebecca Keatinge, Managing Solicitor at 1 hour 18 minutes, 11 December 2019
Homeless children poorly nourished and falling asleep in school, report says, Irish Independent, 11th December 2019
Mothers with newborns going from hospital to homeless services, Irish Times, 11th December 2019
Homeless families are in ‘desperate crisis’ and ‘close to breakdown’, says report, Irish Examiner, 11th December 2019
Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend,, 14th November 2019
ALG to rotate trainees to pro bono work, Law Society of Ireland Gazette, 23rd October 2019
Chief Justice calls for civil legal aid to be widened to cover housing issues, Independent, 17th September 2019
1,400 homeless in rural Ireland as charity calls for quick, effective action, Irish Examiner, 17th September 2019
‘Moral argument’ for civil legal aid boost– Clarke, Law Society Gazette, 16th September 2019
Mercy Law Resource Centre appoints Louis O’Carroll as legal intern, Irish Legal News, 3rd September 2019
RTE Drivetime Interview with MLRC client, 12 June 2019
Training for lawyers on social welfare law, Law Society of Ireland Gazette, 27 May 2019
Mercy Law Resouce Centre appoints solicitor Sinead McGarrigle to legal team, Irish Legal News, 8th July 2019
Aoife Gillespie joins Mercy Law Resource Centre as volunteer solicitor, Irish Legal News, 13th June 2019
Housing crisis to continue to get worse until 2023, Oireachtas told, The Irish Times, Wednesday 12th June 2019
For Weeks, One Woman Struggled to Be Recognised as Homeless, Dublin Inquirer, 27th March 2019
Mercy Law training day on homelessness and the law, Law Society of Ireland Gazette, 19th March 2019
Vast amounts’ of land available to tackle housing crisis, conference told, RTE News, 30th January 2019
– RTE Radio One, Drive Time interview with MLRC Managing Solicitor Rebecca Keatinge, 12th June 2019
– Reboot Republic #HousingFirst podcast interview with Rebecca Keatinge, 21st February 2019
Presentation by Rebecca Keatinge (Mercy Law Resource Centre) Raise the Roof, 30th January 2019
The Plight of Some Homeless People, Today with Sean O’Rourke, 3rd January 2019
Call for clarity on homeless family housing entitlements, Irish Times, 2nd January 2019

Homeless? South Dublin Council Might Ask for an Affidavit as Proof, Dublin Inquirer, 25th July 2018
Lack of legal right to housing sees families cut adrift, The Irish Examiner, 6th September 2018
Judiciary ‘deferential’ to councils on issue of housing, Irish Independent, Irish Independent, 6th September 2018
Gap in law’ hinders emergency accommodation for families, legal centre says, The Irish Times, 5th September 2018
No, a Third of Homeless Families in Dublin Aren’t Here Illegally, Dublin Inquirer, 14th November 2018
– Soul Waves Radio, Right to Housing with Sinead Kerin, 29th March 2018
– RTE Radio One, Today with Sean O’Rourke: The Plight of Some Homeless People interview with Rebecca Keatinge
– Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Right to Housing: Discussion, 12th May 2018

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– September 15th – MLRC E-zine September 2017
– June 12th – MLRC E-zine June 2017