Households in the private rented sector and in receipt of rent allowance are enabled  to seek an increase where they face rent increases they cannot meet. The service has operated in Dublin since June last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Scheme aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness in their homes

Finín Máirtín, head of Coláiste Eoin boys’ secondary school in Stillorgan (above), said some parents had not wanted their sons to attend the homophobia workshop due to be delivered by the ShoutOut organisation on Tuesday morning.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Head of school says some parents had not wanted their sons at ShoutOut forum

A spokeswoman for the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, which co-ordinates homeless services across the four local authorities in Dublin, confirmed it could not guarantee emergency accommodation to families. File photograph: Reuters

Families ‘falling under the radar’ of homelessness statistics, says Focus Ireland

“I’ve told the kids the heating is broken in the house and we’ll move back in soon. I’m trying to protect them, but normality is gone for them.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Case study, single mother: ‘If I roll over, no one else is going to fight for my children’

Pupils arriving at Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Coláiste Eoin in Dublin says sessions will be held ‘at a future date’

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly answered questions in the Dáil on new social housing builds. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister says 7,400 ‘new social housing units will be provided’ this year

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who  unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland, is planning legal action against a number of bodies, including the Heath Service Executive. Photograph: Getty Images

Asylum seeker who was refused abortion in Ireland to take personal injuries actions

Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita Halappanavar who died following a miscarriage in The Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Hospital’s clinical chairman says ‘significant progress’ had been made

  Head of advocacy with Focus Ireland Mike Allen says what is needed now is a “persistent response not a panic response”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Jonathan Corrie’s needs were complex given his addiction and mental health

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