Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

The 10th ecumenical ‘Walk of Light’ involving churches in Dublin takes place on Sunday 23rd November.The walk will begin at 4 pm with prayers in St Ma(...)

Flower sellers beside the Spire, on O’Connell Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) must be enforced to take drug-dealers and persistent beggars off Dublin streets, the chief executive of a city bu(...)

Volunteers with Inner City Helping the Homeless in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 17-year-old boy begging outside Spar on Dame Street, Dublin, two couples bedded down at Liberty Hall, five men with sleeping bags inside the railing(...)

Trust director Alice Leahy: “We are now coming across conditions long disappeared since the advent of good food, eg malnutrition, trench foot and impetigo – conditions clearly associated with extreme poverty.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conditions associated with malnutrition are now becoming evident among the homeless in Dublin, according to Alice Leahy, director of Trust the home(...)

On average, six people who are new to homeless services are presenting on a daily basis in Dublin 2:04

The Civil Defence has been called in to help authorities cope with Dublin’s growing homeless problem by providing additional emergency beds.The number(...)

Dealing with homelessness: Janet, who now lives in transition accommodation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nadia's story “I don’t want that [my mother] knows I am homeless, because her heart is very sick. If she knows that I have very big trouble for(...)

Homeless people who are provided accommodation are often ending up back on the streets due to poor supports and a sense of isolation from the wider co(...)

Hard times: Henryk Piotrowski. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

It used to be easy enough to find Henryk Piotrowski. Even in the rough and tumble world of homelessness his days were carefully measured out in visits(...)

Trust co-founder  Alice Leahy says that for many migrant homeless people there is no stability. “They’re often not eligible for social welfare and they can’t access mainstream homeless services, so they have to ring up a freephone number every day and there’s no guarantee of a bed.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Henryk Piotrowski came to Ireland several years ago in search of a better life.He left his friends and family behind in Poland. But alcoholism, couple(...)