There is no legal obligation on the local authority to provide housing services to homeless people. Photograph: Reuters

Legislation to ensure no child sleeps rough must be introduced urgently, housing charity Focus Ireland has said. Mike Allen, the organisation’s dir(...)

In a video telling the story of Irish nuns and brothers, Br Kevin Crowley, of the Capuchin Day Centre,  explains his vocation. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The success of a video telling the story of Irish nuns has taken religious authorities by surprise, particularly as it has yet to be launched. The fou(...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is among those on the shortlist for the Tipperary International Peace Award. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A holocaust survivor, a Burmese human rights lawyer and the United Nations secretary general are among those shortlisted for the Tipperary Internation(...)

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(...)

Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-8 Cork survived the conce(...)

Gaolmouth action during yesterday’s Cork versus LIT clash in Mallow. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 3-22 LIT 0-7Substitute Micheál Ó Laoire became the first Cork player to be shown a black card in yesterday’s one-sided McGrath Cup quarter-final (...)

Olliver Williams: “Like everyone else, I’ve experienced hard times. And you don’t have to look too hard to see that the most vulnerable in our society are being hit the hardest by the economic crisis.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On Monday, the seventh Twist Soup Kitchen will open in Ennis, Co Clare. The first opened on the docks in Galway 14 months ago – the idea of Oliver Wil(...)

Anthony Crowley at breakfast in the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Dublin. “I know everyone here. I mightn’t know all their names but we know each other. They’ve been through the wars and they’ve lost their illusions, but they’re good people.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

What they don’t tell you about homelessness, says Anthony Crowley after eating his breakfast at the Capuchin Day Centre, is how much shoe leath(...)