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Wasting Time with People? A talk by Alice Leahy
Alice Leahy is Director of Services of the Alice Leahy Trust. She was Co-Founder & Director of TRUST from 1975 – December 2015. The Alice Leahy Trust remains a non-judgemental, befriending, social and health service for people who are homeless. She is a former Chairperson of the Sentence Review Group, a former Irish Human Rights Commissioner and a former member of Board of Management, Lusk Campus, Oberstown. She is also a writer, commentator, broadcaster and lecturer; promoting greater understanding of the needs of the outsider in society. She also promotes daily, practical ways to help combat social exclusion In 2018, she received an International Human Rights and Nursing Award from The International Care Ethics Observatory and theHumanitarianoftheYearAwardfromthe Irish Red Cross. Her memoir, The Stars Are Our Only Warmth, was written with Catherine Cleary and published by O’Brien Press. It was released in October 2018.