‘Most of us don’t go along with what the institution says. People know its balderdash,’ says one participant at the All Are Welcome Mass. Stock photograph: Rex Features

Judy Garland may have urged us to “make our yuletides gay” in the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, but for those of us born that way it(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the hostel is “taking people who are reasonably stable, to get them out of the really rough places. One lad had been stabbed. If they have an address they can get a job. They can be clean. They can come in and out during the day.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Patrick is 33, from Dún Laoghaire and “ashamed to say I was using [heroin] since I was 11, selling since 12.” He has been sleeping rough for years “in(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke  looks at flowers and messages  left at the scene where a homless man died on Molesworth St in Dublin this week. Photograph:  Collins

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke says he believes it is possible to find suitable accommodation for the city’s rough sleepers within ten days. The L(...)

  Head of advocacy with Focus Ireland Mike Allen says what is needed now is a “persistent response not a panic response”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the results of the annual “winter rough sleeper count”were published, two weeks ago, there was barely a political murmur in response. Conducted o(...)

Candles  outside the doorway on Molesworth street where Jonathan Corrie  was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin’s homeless authority says repeated offers of accommodation were made to Jonathan Corrie, the rough sleeper who died just yards from Leinster Ho(...)

Archbishop Martin said a diocesan building would be made available before Christmas to provide shelter for between 30 and 40 homeless people in the north inner city

The housing charity behind a €17 million State-funded senior citizens’ complex has rejected claims that a rent dispute with Dublin City Council has d(...)

Katherine Zappone: said every Senator could highlight statistics in their own community, and there were 173 people homeless in the South County Dublin Council area

More than 160 homeless people are living “in the shadow of Leinster House”, the Seanad heard following the death of homeless man John Corrie (43) on (...)

The area where Mr Corrie died just metres from Leinster House. He had struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 2:50

Dublin’s homeless authority says repeated offers of accommodation were made to Jonathan Corrie, the rough sleeper who died just yards from Leinster Ho(...)

‘The audits show that there has been a vast improvement in the manner of dealing with cases and of reporting to the Gardaí and the Children’s Agency Tusla. But the improvement was often from a low starting base.’ Above,  Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive, Tusla, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Norah Gibbons, Chairperson Tusla, at the official launch of the Child and Family Agency Tusla, in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The fifth anniversary of the publication of the Murphy Report on the management, by both Church and State organisations, of allegations of the sexual (...)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): used in conjunction with IVF to screen embryos for specific genetic disorders before they are implanted into a woman to try to achieve  a pregancy. Photograph: Bill Davis/Newsday

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, stopped referring patients abroad for a controversial reproductive treatment after receiving leg(...)