Saint-Gobain has donated money to help refurbish unused homes in Dublin for homeless people. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A building supplies company has donated €100,000 to the Peter McVerry Trust to refurbish six apartments for the homeless. Saint-Gobain, the global bui(...)

A volunteer from Aviva Insurance pictured cleaning in Johns Lane West emergency homeless shelter which is a co-operation between Focus Ireland and The Peter McVerry Trust and with Focus Ireland’s corporate partner Aviva Insurance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first 31 additional beds allocated to address the homeless crisis in Dublin were made available last night to people who have been sleeping on the(...)

 The number of emergency beds being made available has increased to 260 from the 220 previously pledged by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four office blocks and one hotel could be made available by Nama to provide emergency accommodation for homeless people sleeping on Dublin’s streets.T(...)

A man walks past flowers left near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead this morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

Homeless groups have warned of grave risks facing rough sleepers following the death of a homeless man a short distance from Leinster House in Dublin.(...)

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced yesterday that the Government would contribute €1.5 billion in exchequer funding by 2017.

The Government plans to build 10,000 social housing units by 2018 as part of a €2.2 billion capital investment package that could include private sect(...)

Businessman Breifne O’Brien has been senteced to 7 years in jail in connection with a multi-million euro theft and deception.

Fraudster businessman Breifne O’Brien has been jailed for seven years for running a Ponzi scheme which cost his victims millions.He convinced family b(...)

This year, 7,404 students sat the physics paper. Pat Doyle, a teacher at the Institute of Education, said that the higher level exam was fair and balanced with nothing nasty or unexpected. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The final week of the Leaving Cert has coincided with the start of a mini-heatwave, leaving more than 14,000 students sitting physics, physics and (...)

Peter McVerry: Majority of those the founder’s trust helped were young men. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Peter McVerry Trust, which works with homeless young people in the Dublin area, helped almost 3,600 last year, an increase of 17 per cent on 2012,(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown estimates that about 2,500 new homes are needed annually to help meet demand.

Local authorities say it is often impossible to find affordable accommodation for low-income families as the cost of rent continues to rise.Local auth(...)

Sleeping rough. The question of how to deal with the danger faced by 
of
the increasing numbers of 
rough-sleepers
homeless people who 
choosing to 
sleep in bins is to be discussed by Dublin City Council in conjunction with the city’s waste recycl
ers, it has emerged
ing companies.

The question of how to deal with the danger faced by the increasing numbers of homeless people who sleep in bins is to be disc(...)