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For the past 125+ years, The Iveagh Trust has offered affordable rented housing to people on low incomes and has been a vital part of the architectural and social fabric of Dublin city.

Since its foundation, the Trust has continued to provide:

  • Affordable rented housing for families and single people on low incomes

  • Good quality hostel accommodation for homeless men in the Iveagh Hostel


Today, The Iveagh Trust owns and manages c. 1600 units of social rented and hostel accommodation in Dublin City and suburbs.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Community and Charitable Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support charities, voluntary and community groups in realising their projects. Each year monies from offertories, collections and other donations are distributed to charitable groups working to address areas of need in our communities. From 2007 to 2017 more than a million euro in support was extended to organisations by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

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As part of the Dublin 8 community, Christ Church Cathedral is lending its support to the fundraising effort through a sponsored walk. Organised by the Dean’s Vicar, the walk took place on the morning of Saturday, 26 September. The planned itinerary will include several stops to pause for reflection and to pray for the family the Dublin 8 community will receive, as well as the needs of refugees around the world who are making difficult and dangerous journeys.

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Željka Županić a Senior Graphic Designer with an award-winning track record that has been developed through vast experience working with clients, in organisations and companies across many business sectors.

Her specialisation is in branding with focus on visual identities. This includes creating logotypes, brand guidelines, brochures, posters, leaflets, web pages and social media visuals - in short, all corporate collaterals can be created and produced to meet any particular organisations needs.

For the last 3 years, while living in Dublin, and has kindly offered her skills to help the D8refugee project with all its design needs.


We at Muslim Sisters of Eire feel that this programme would be beneficial and required for the integration and settlement of Syrian refugees in Dublin. 

Dublin 8 places itself to be an ideal location for Syrian refugee settlement due to the features Dublin 8 has to offer. 

There is a Halal shops, restaurants, Arabic grocers, Arabic school and mosque within the locality which provides a sense of community an familiarity for the refugees. These communities are well integrated in Ireland and would provide much support and facilitation for refugee integration and settlement.”

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"Founded in 1929 at the heart of Inchicore, St Patrick's Athletic has been in existence for over 90 years and is one of Ireland’s leading professional football clubs. St Patrick’s Athletic is a Dublin 8 community sporting institution and it prides itself on being open, friendly and welcoming to all in the Dublin 8 community and surrounding areas. It is a community club that currently fields teams from U13 up to its senior League of Ireland team. The club takes great pride in its cultural diversity and has a strong tradition of welcoming players and supporters of all ethnic backgrounds. Football players from all corners of the globe have represented the club with distinction since its foundation and will continue to do so for many years to come. 

At St Patrick’s Athletic, our status as a community club is something that we are very proud of and as a result we place a strong emphasis on active community engagement which our coaching staff and football players all buy into.  This enables the club to proactively engage with young people of all ethnic backgrounds in schools, football teams, and youth clubs, through a variety of education and well-being programmes. Aware of our influence amongst supporters and the wider Dublin 8 community, the club is proud to use its voice to fight social injustice, publicly addressing issues such as racism, discrimination, social exclusion, and barriers to sporting participation.  The club works closely with organisations such as Show Racism the Red Card and Sport Against Racism Ireland.

St Patricks Athletic is delighted to support the Dublin 8 Refugee Community Sponsorship Group, which is preparing to welcome a Syrian family who are fleeing a war in their home country. Inchicore, and the Dublin 8 community welcomes migrants from all over the globe and we feel strongly that there is strength in diversity. There are many important cultural and religious institutions in the area that support people from Arabic backgrounds and St Patrick's Athletic considers itself to be an organisation key to facilitating social cohesion and integration. We proudly and warmly welcome refugees and look forward to hosting the newly arrived Syrian family to Richmond Park to watch the Supersaints in action under the floodlights at Richmond Park. Who knows, one day they might represent St Patrick’s Athletic themselves."

“Dublin 8 is home to a rich tapestry of people. Alongside those who have called the liberties home for generations we have a growing population of people from different background and cultures. A key principle for us in Solas Project is Equality and we are committed to challenging any form of discrimination.

Each year at Solas Project we add to this multi-cultural Dublin 8 by welcoming volunteers and students from around the world to join with us. Last year we had volunteers from 5 different continents. We love that it has become normal for our young people get to learn about Spanish food, Bolivian culture and pick up some German words.

Our local schools are full of children from every corner of the globe. This diversity provides our children with experiences of new cultures, languages and customs. Recently a primary school team participating in our Solas Business programme called itself “7 Nations” as each member came from a different country, another team came up with a translating app to support those in their class who are learning English for the first time. Our young people value and celebrate their diversity.”

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"The Liberties is a vibrant community that is always changing and developing. I had been witnessing this as I am a community worker in the area, and as someone that comes from migrant background. This is one of the parts of Dublin that has people of different nationalities and backgrounds living among well established Irish communities. Located on the outskirts of the city centre it is convenient for access to various cultural activities, as well as opportunities for employment and education. This makes the area attractive for businesses and services that cater for the variety of people living in The Liberties. We have arabic shops next to brazilian cafe not too far from the local butcher selling a mix for a coddle. Working in the youth centre, we have at least 30% of young people of migrant origin, both 1st and 2nd generation. Such an environment promotes acceptance of migrant communities and integration of people that chose Ireland as their home.”

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