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

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that it moved units on the Carrickmines temporary halting site where 10 people died in a fire on O(...)

Ruth Cullen with her son Stephen. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 15,000 were waiting for a speech and language therapy assessment at the end of last year, according to figures obtained by The Irish Times.(...)

The general-election turnout in Dublin fell by 3.2 percentage points, from 62.9 per cent five years ago, to 59.7 per cent for February’s poll. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The gap between voter turnout in working-class and middle- class areas of Dublin city narrowed in the general election, new figures show. The number(...)

Thomas Joseph Kearney was in Dublin for the Kerry v Dublin match in Croke Park last weekend. Photograph: The Irish Times

A man who was found dead in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin earlier this week was “up for the weekend” from Kerry to attend a football match. Thomas Josep(...)

An 8-year-old homeless boy. Hotels do not usually provide cooking or laundry facilities, and families can be forced to share single rooms for up to two years

The number of homeless children in Dublin has reached 1,723, an almost 90 per cent increase in 12 months. The latest figures, from the Dublin Region (...)

 Anna Quigley, Carina O Brien, Joe Dowling, Patrick Gates, Mel Mac Giobhuin, Fergus Mc Cabe, Christy Burke and Seanie Lambe at Killarney Street as the  Inner-City Organisations Network met. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald must visit Dublin’s north inner-city to witness for herself the “devastation” being “wreaked” by the drugs cri(...)

In 2014, one in eight children in Ireland (11.2 per cent) were in consistent poverty. File photograph: Getty Images

Amid the upbeat headline figures in the latest Measuring Ireland’s Progress report are ominous indications of inequality and continuing high levels o(...)

 Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, take part in a protest outside the Department of Justice last year  over the treatment of asylum-seekers . Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government treatment of asylum-seekers remains “narrow” and “mean”, 10 months after the publication of a report on improving the asylum system, accord(...)

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(...)