Dublin needs about 10,000 new homes to be built each year. In the past year, about 3,300 were completed. The Nama sites should provide about 4,000 hom(...)

Niamh Randall, national spokeswoman for the Simon Communities: “Seeing things we have never seen in all our time working in housing and homelessness policy.” Photograph: The Irish Times

On November 18th last year, on the floor of Leinster House, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “A situation whereby children, in particular, are homeless is n(...)

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(...)

A family with three children  under the age of six were sleeping rough around Mountjoy Square in Dublin last night. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three children under the age of six slept rough with their parents in Dublin last night, according to organisations working with the homeless. The In(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said some families had reported being turned away by local authorities when they presented as homeless. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in Dublin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the homelessness crisis began last year. The latest figures fr(...)

Rent supplement rates have been allowed to fall well behind real market rents forcing some families into homelessness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The biggest single reason driving the rise in homelessness is the number of families unable to meet the rents being charged by their landlords, an Oir(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Almost 1,000 children in Dublin are homeless and living in emergency accommodation, the latest official figures show. The figures, from the Dublin Re(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, says the department’s report has “no credibility”.    Photograph: Eric Luke

A housing charity is to seek legal advice on a decision by the Department of Social Protection not to increase rent supplement rates. Focus Ireland s(...)

There were 371 families, with 803 children, in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month – an increase of more than 40 per cent since June last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of families with children becoming homeless in Dublin continues to rise, data from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) shows. There(...)

A single bed room pictured in Johns Lane West emergency homeless shelter which is a co-operation between Focus Ireland and The Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An additional 31 bed spaces are on track to open by tonight to house homeless people in Dublin, with another 10 spaces to follow by the end of next we(...)