Thank you for supporting us. We are really proud that we've produced 250 successful issues and ask that you continue to support your local vendor and buy one or email us to buy a yearly subscription at firstname.lastname@example.org
This issue actor and comedian Chris O'Dowd writes a letter to his 16 year old self.
We look at the 'new homeless' or the 'working homeless' who are grafting hard without the comfort of a home to come back to.
The editor looks back over the past 20 years - and 250 issues.
We look at former homeless celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Daniel Craig and Steve Jobs before the glam and glitz of Hollywood.
Coronation Street's William Roache answers some quick fire questions!
Do we really need life insurance? Read more this issue.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - 25 years on...
Megan Phelps-Roper from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church interview.
Patricia Scanlan's Book Club
And so much more......
Brand new issue of Ireland's Big Issue out now.
Don't forget to support your local seller and buy a copy from them? Whilst there - have a chat - get to know your vendor!
Our ethos is 'A Hand Up, Not a Hand out'. Our sellers purchase the magazine from us and sell on at a profit - encouraging entrepreneurism.
Ireland’s Big Issue magazine is a member of the International Network of Street Papers.
The magazine is published every 3 weeks and covers a wide range of topics, locally and from around the world, including Social Issues, Health & Lifestyle, Exclusive Interviews, PhotoWorld, (for all you aspiring photographers) Film Reviews, Political Issues and Historical Issues.
Each year Ireland’s Big Issue helps over 500 young lads from difficult backgrounds with our Homeless Street Soccer League programme throughout Ireland, and we take a team from these leagues to represent Ireland in the Homeless World Cup every year.
It’s all about changing lives - helping people grow, building self confidence, self esteem, self discipline and obtaining the tools to fight addiction.
By selling the magazine our vendors earn that little bit extra that makes a significant difference to their lives.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
By buying a copy of the Big Issue, you are facilitating these initiatives. If you have difficulty finding a vendor in your locality please take out a subscription.
Magazines can be bought from our street sellers, by subscription or from Head Office at 30 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1.
And remember - homeless people are still people - please always have a chat and smile, even if you don't want to buy the magazine.
Let's do our best to end homelessness.
Our magazine proudly supports the Irish Street League and help 500 individuals each year from difficult backgrounds with our Homeless Street Soccer League & take a team to represent Ireland every year at the Homeless World Cup
The Irish Street League is a great support for homeless people, anyone dealing with 'technical' homelessness by having to move around or 'sofa surf' or anyone with any addictions or other issues. Everyone is made very welcome.
Selling the Big Issue has been good for me. I've been selling it since 1995, as I felt it was a good idea to be doing something and making a few bob every day.
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Selling the Big Issue magazine has given me something to do. It breaks the day up for me and helps me to survive. I've never had any hassle selling it.
Colm Daly has been selling the Big Issue on Abbey Street for two years now.
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I would encourage anyone to sell the Big Issue, because it will definitely turn your life around; I am proof positive of that.
Noel McCauley who is blind, and has represented Ireland in the Special Olympics, has sold the magazine in Enniskillen, Galway and Sligo
When there were no jobs and everyone was out of work, I had a job selling the Big Issue magazine. That allowed me to provide for my family.
Paul O'Connor has been selling the Big Issue for over twenty years in Athlone, outside the Bank of Ireland in town, and despite a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease, continues to do so.
Homelessness can happen to anyone.
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Our vendors (sellers) buy the magazine, which is written by professional journalists and sell it on at a profit. homelessness homeless people
Selling Ireland's Big Issue magazine is a much better alternative to begging for homeless people. Let's join forces and do our best to end homelessness
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Have a story idea for the magazine? It doesn't have to be about homelessness, it can be about anything.
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