A HAND UP NOT
A HAND OUT
On Sale Now
ESCAPE FROM HELL
North Korean Defectors Share Incredible Stories of Escape and Survival
When Real Life Surpasses Film
PLUS - LOTS MORE
HOMELESS WORLD CUP
Bringing People Together
HOW WE HELP
Ireland’s Big Issue magazine is a member of the International Network of Street Papers. Our ethos is to give people ‘A Hand up, Not a Hand out.’
Ireland's Big Issue magazine is published every three 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, Writers' World, (open to all budding short story writers)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 to 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.
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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.
Paddy Finnegan sells The Big Issue at Trinity College, Dublin
Selling the Big Issue 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.
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.