Andrew Rooney

Andrew Rooney

Professional Title: Communications Officer
Institution: Merchants Quay Ireland
Position: Associate Member

Bio

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and those caught in addiction. We provide frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland. We currently operate in 22 locations in 12 counties.

Merchants Quay Ireland was founded in 1989 by Fr. Sean Cassin and Tony Geoghegan.
We believe in a just society where no-one has to face homelessness or addiction alone, and where everyone has the support they need to reduce the harm caused by homelessness and addiction and to build a better life; an inclusive society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our mission is to offer people dealing with homelessness and addiction in Ireland, accessible, high quality and effective services, which meet their complex needs in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. Core to MQI’s work are the values of passion, openness, excellence, collaboration, adaptability and integrity.

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