Staff at the Iveagh Hostel were delighted to receive an invitation from President Higgins to a special St. Patrick’s Day reception at Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Higgins hosted the event to acknowledge those working to support people experiencing homelessness.
Four of the longest serving staff from the Hostel attended – Kevin Byrne, Martin O’Reilly, Helen Byrne and John Collins, who between them have provided an incredible 135 years of service!
The Iveagh Hostel first opened its doors in 1905. Today, the hostel provides accommodation in 195 single rooms and continues to make a major contribution to alleviating homelessness in Dublin.