Depaul Ireland was first established in 2002, having been invited to set up by the government after the success of Depaul UK, which was established to help the growing number of homeless youths in London. Since then, Depaul Ireland has worked tirelessly with people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They offer a wide range of services, including family, community, criminal, and mental-health programmes, and are part of a wider group, Depaul International, which now extends to the UK, Ukraine, USA, Slovakia, and France.
Tus Nua means new beginning or fresh start in Irish, and is a project that gives women leaving prison an opportunity to build a new life, by helping them get back on their feet. The women are set up in Tus Nua accommodation in Dublin, where Depaul Ireland offers 24 hour support and provides life skills education.