Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton  said the decision to ban traditonal bedsits had been taken by the previous government ‘in good faith for the best of reasons’ but it had effectively closed down many bedsits, particularly in the Dublin area.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see a review of the ban on bedsits in place in Dublin in the wake of the current homeless crisis. Ms B(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new social housing strategy has received a broad welcome from groups working with the homeless and from the voluntary housing sector.However, supp(...)

Focus Ireland and Threshold pointed out Private Residential Tenancies Board  report did not ask landlords how they would react to the introduction of rent controls. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Groups working with the homeless and housing-vulnerable have rejected the findings of a report that said rent controls would do more harm than good(...)

Threshold chief executive Bob Jordan: “The current supplement is clearly inadequate, but in addition to increasing the payments in general, we would like to see more flexibility to deal with exceptional circumstances.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

Rent supplement “top-ups” have been paid to more than 80 per cent of Dublin families referred by Threshold to the Department of Social Protection bec(...)

Threshold chief executive Bob Jordan said rent supplement rates were now far short of what it actually cost to rent a home. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

About half of tenants in receipt of rent supplement have to “top-up” to meet their rent, and three quarters of these are households with children, suc(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: called on Minister to increase rent supplement and bring in rent controls. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The Government could control rents rather than leaving them to the markets, a conference on homelessness has been told.Impact general secretary Shay C(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Independent) says that people needing housing assistance will have been “abandoned to the private sector”

The controversial new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), which is to replace rent allowance from next year, will not work as promised without a major s(...)

Threshold’s Bob Jordan: “There needs to be a root-and-branch review of the private rented market.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A new information and advocacy campaign, aimed at families at risk of homelessness in the Dublin region, “is a very welcome step but not a panacea ”,(...)

A new homelessness is emerging, growing in number and with children at the centre of it. Where the homeless population has traditionall(...)