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(...)

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

  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(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said addictions were factors   “in many cases” of homelessness, “but not all”.

Homelessness is not all about drug and alcohol addiction, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has told the Dáil.These factors are, he said, (...)

Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny 2:21

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new social housing strategy has received a broad welcome from groups working with the homeless and from the voluntary housing sector.However, supp(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy, Focus Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Focus Ireland has called on the Government to set aside €500 million in Budget 2015 to help deliver more than 3,000 homes.The charity made the call in(...)