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(...)

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs will be counted in the census later this month, for the first time. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs will be counted in the census later this month, for the first time. While hotel and B&B guests are coun(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

Sleeping rough in Dublin. Focus Ireland’s director of advocacy Mike Allen criticised the last government’s policies which “helped transform the housing crisis into a homeless emergency”

Housing charity Focus Ireland wants the right to a home to be added to the Constitution to balance the interests of hard-pressed families and so-call(...)

Mike Allen of Focus Ireland said the repossessions are often carried out by banks owned by the Irish people. Photograph: Eric Luke

Repossessions in the buy-to-let sector now account for up to half of all families becoming homeless in Dublin, with poverty a major factor in three-q(...)

More families became homeless in Dublin last month than in any previous month on record, the latest figures show. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More families became homeless in Dublin last month than in any previous month on record, the latest figures show. Some 134 families, including 269 c(...)

Living without a home

A homeless crisis has been building in Dublin for the past two years and, unless additional measures are taken, it will continue to worsen. The number(...)

Most recent national figures, for October, show 1,638 children from 774 families in homeless accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three out of every five children in homeless accommodation this Christmas in Ireland are under the age of eight, figures to be published next month in(...)

Ninety-one people were sleeping rough on November 30th - the night when the annual winter rough-sleeper count is carried out. This was compared with 168 on that night in 2014.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by 46 per cent since last winter, the latest figures show. However, the number of adults in e(...)

Those who commemorated Jonathan Corrie, who died while sleeping rough in Dublin last year, were right to demand long-term solutions in response to an (...)