Liam Geraghty
Liam Geraghty
Liam has written for The Big Issue since 2017, originally starting out as a Junior Writer/Sub-Editor before taking over as Senior Reporter in 2019. That role sees him take charge of news and investigations relating to homelessness and social issues as well as covering the work The Big Issue does in communities across the UK. He also helps Big Issue vendors tell their story. Away from that beat, Liam writes about politics, sport and a wide variety of other subjects, including crowbarring his passion for video games into his coverage wherever he can. He started his Big Issue career in innovative fashion, writing and editing a Southampton FC programme as part of a unique team-up between the two. Liam has also carried out a number of big-name interviews, including making headlines all over the world by explaining Brexit to rocker Ozzy Osbourne. He previously worked in the national press and has been published widely across UK outlets as well as in international publications.
How many empty homes are there in the UK?
Housing

How many empty homes are there in the UK?

The number of people sleeping rough in England could be double the official count
Homelessness

The number of people sleeping rough in England could be double the official count

Awaab Ishak: Why Rochdale toddler’s death is being described as a ‘defining moment’
Social housing

Awaab Ishak: Why Rochdale toddler’s death is being described as a ‘defining moment’

Two people died while homeless every day in England and Wales last year
Homelessness

Two people died while homeless every day in England and Wales last year

Drug deaths fall among Scotland’s homeless population for the first time
Homelessness

Drug deaths fall among Scotland’s homeless population for the first time

‘It’s a big worry’: Michael Gove hints government could miss target to end rough sleeping
Rough sleeping

‘It’s a big worry’: Michael Gove hints government could miss target to end rough sleeping

Terminally ill man with weeks to live starts selling The Big Issue to support his two sons when he’s gone
Our Vendors

Terminally ill man with weeks to live starts selling The Big Issue to support his two sons when he’s gone

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould
Housing

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould

What to do if you have damp and mould in your home
Housing advice

What to do if you have damp and mould in your home

Why we need to create decent and affordable homes for all
Big Futures

Why we need to create decent and affordable homes for all

Social housing rent rise cap still ‘inflicts hardship’ on most vulnerable, say campaigners
Autumn Statement

Social housing rent rise cap still ‘inflicts hardship’ on most vulnerable, say campaigners

Why England World Cup stars are saying it’s not coming home
Youth homelessness

Why England World Cup stars are saying it’s not coming home