Professor Eoin Devereux (Department of Sociology) will present at the Forum on Media and Homelessness hosted by the Peter McVerry Trust in Dublin on 13th October. This event examines the portrayal of homelessness in Ireland’s media. It will discuss how the issue and people impacted are reported on, in addition to the language and imagery often associated with it. The objective of the event is to gauge how media coverage is impacting on those in homelessness, and how it informs public understanding and political responses to the issue.
The event will include a presentation by Prof Eoin Devereux (University of Limerick) followed by a panel discussion involving Susan Daly (Editor at TheJournal.ie), Seamus Dooley (NUJ) Joe Little (RTE) and Maria Bailey TD (Chair of the Oireachtas Housing Committee).
Venue: Basement Venue, Wigwam 54 Middle Abbey Street
Date: Thursday, 13th October 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Registration: To attend the Media and Homelessness event, please complete the form at https://www.pmvtrust.ie/news-media/communication-events/