Mark Kennedy, chairman The Homeless Oversight Group, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy  and Mark Byrne, CEO, at the launch of the Focus Ireland Annual Report, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

One family a day is ending up homeless despite repeated Government pledges to tackle the housing crisis, campaigners have warned.Speaking at the launc(...)

David Cameron: seen as making a strong case for Britain staying in the EU

The Government must be “very careful to avoid expressing views” on the question of Scottish independence, according to internal Department of Foreign (...)

 Emily Logan has been appointed to lead the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After 10 years as Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan is to become chief commissioner of a new State body responsible for promoting the human rights a(...)

Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to be nominated as chief commissioner of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Logan will step(...)

 Danny Talbot, the teenager who died at the age of  19 while in the care of the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If Danny Talbot were growing up in care today, could the same appalling pattern of failure happen again? If we are to rely on the word of those in cha(...)

Chairwoman of the National Review Panel Dr Helen Buckley with Paul Harrison at the launch of the report. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The Child and Family Agency has apologised for failing to meet the needs of a vulnerable teenager in State care, who died despite being in desperat(...)

Danny Talbot’s aunts Donna (left) and Deborah Lamb in Dublin yesterday. Every week the sisters come to Dublin’s Liffey boardwalk in search of vulnerable young people to help. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A damning report into the death of a teenager who spent most of his life in State care reveals a series of missed opportunities by social services t(...)

Donna (left) and Deborah Lamb, from Rathfarnham, Dublin, on the Liffey boardwalk at Eden Quay, Dublin, where they talk to vulnerable young people, similar in many ways  to their late nephew Danny Talbot. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Every week sisters Debbie and Donna Lamb come to Dublin’s boardwalk in search of vulnerable young people to help.Where others see wild-eyed trouble-ma(...)

Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station in Dublin is one of the buildings being considered. It was vacated in 2011 due to health and safety concerns. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Just three State-owned properties have been identified by the Office of Public Works as potentially suitable to help tackle what campaigners say is a (...)

The Department of Social Protection is contesting dozens of claims from EU migrants for back-pay relating to child benefit for non-resident children.(...)