Mary Boyle was six years old when she went missing on March 18th, 1977 near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

The twin sister of Mary Boyle (6), who went missing in Donegal 39 years ago, has presented Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin “evidence” that a politic(...)

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes and her guide dog Quilla were placed in John’s Lane West hostel in Dublin a month ago after being attacked on the streets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Almost 150 former rough sleepers face a return to sleeping on the streets as two Dublin hostels close in the next fortnight. The 42-bed John’s Lane W(...)

Glenamuck Road halting site where 10 people died in a fire in October 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The fire at the Carrickmines temporary halting site, in which 10 people died last October, was “so developed and intense” by the time fire crews arriv(...)

Ruth Coppinger (AAA) said the first call from the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness should be the declaration a “national emergency” that required “emergency legislation”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The new Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness must “find solutions in a non-political way”, its members said on Wednesday, before immediate(...)

Dr Tim Aubry of the University of Ottawa will meet housing officials in Dublin City Council.

A radical Canadian experiment to tackle homelessness has resulted in significant savings across hospital, mental health, criminal justice and addicti(...)

Glenamuck halting site where 10 people died in a fire in October 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Members of a Traveller family who survived a fire at a temporary halting site in Carrickmines in Dublin last year are calling for a public inquiry int(...)

Latest figures show 5,987 children were awaiting the allocation of a social worker in January.

Social workers may be recruited from Canada and Britain as part of an effort by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to address a backlog of child pro(...)

At six Traveller sites it was found that escape routes were blocked by walls and barriers at site entrances too low to allow emergency services enter. Photograph: The Irish Times

Traveller families at a number of sites in Co Waterford would not be able to escape from their homes in the event of a fire, nor would rescue services(...)

A pro-choice supporter in Belfast at a protest after a woman was sentenced for procuring her own abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It has been interesting to see the anti-abortion lobby come out so forcefully for repealing the Eighth Amendment in recent weeks. The comments and ca(...)

Tesco workers show solidarity at the Mandate Trade Union Conference in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

If Tesco workers fail in their battle to protect pay and conditions, the “negative ripple effect” for all private sector workers would be “significant(...)