Chair of the Iona Institute board of directors Dr John Murray. Mr Murray has criticised a number of  high-profile Catholics calling for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chair of the Iona Institute’s board of directors Dr John Murray has questioned whether those prominent Catholics who have called for a Yes vote in(...)

Clive Keogh was formerly a successful businessman and graphic designer who ran his own printing firm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard

A homeless man is to be sentenced later after he was caught with several fake travel passes, including one in the name of Brad Pitt. Clive Keogh (40) (...)

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.Data compiled by the Department of the Envir(...)

 Martin O’Malley: left Byrne Wallace’s managing partner, Catherine Guy, in a bit of a pickle.  Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

When Martin O’Malley, the former Baltimore mayor and one-time Maryland governor, cancelled a planned trip to Ireland earlier in the week following the(...)

 Investec’s  Conor McCarthy has already raised about €15,500 for the Peter McVerry Trust, Temple Street children’s hospital and the Marymount hospice in Cork. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Conor McCarthy, director of Investec’s corporate finance division in Dublin, is in for an extremely tough few days, beginning tomorrow.No, he’s not tr(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: “The whole point why landlords won’t give rented accommodation to people on the rent allowance is because the rent allowance is too low.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

The Government needs to spend €85 million to increase rent supplement to economically viable levels, homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has said.Th(...)

Fr Peter McVerry SJ Director of the Peter McVerry Trust: “The refusal to increase the rent allowance means that that sector is shut off to homeless people and to others who are dependent on the rent supplement.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government’s decision not to raise rent supplement payments, is a “disaster” that will “lock people into homelessness,” Fr Peter McVerry has warne(...)

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(...)

Edward Russell from the Cairdeas project meeting President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday,  where   a St Patrick’s Day reception  was  hosted for some 120 volunteers who work with the homeless.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The issue of homelessness cannot be separated from the issues of inequality and housing policy, President Michael D Higgins has said. President Higgi(...)

A still from a video which appears to show a garda spraying something at a handcuffed homeless man on Henry Street in Dublin. Video by Philip Campion

Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called on the gardaí to undertake an investigation into a video which appears to show a garda spraying someth(...)