Thomas Joseph Kearney was in Dublin for the Kerry v Dublin match in Croke Park last weekend. Photograph: The Irish Times

A man who was found dead in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin earlier this week was “up for the weekend” from Kerry to attend a football match. Thomas Josep(...)

‘It is absolutely disgraceful that you’ve got empty houses while people are sleeping on the street. We can compulsorily purchase people’s land to build motorways, so I think we should be able to compulsorily purchase houses to provide families with a home, that’s far more important than building motorways’, said Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to stop banks evicting people from their homes, say(...)

 Shane Lowry and TV presenter Jenny Buckley at the launch of the  One for Ireland campaign in aid of youth homelessness, coordinated by the Irish Youth Foundation.  Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

I got a blast of reality when playing The K Club on Tuesday. Hailstones, sleet and the rest! After what has been a terrific few weeks personally – ge(...)

Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer Shane Lowry has lent his support to a campaign which aims to raise €1 million for homeless families on Friday. Lowry has launched the One for(...)

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(...)

Dr Tim Aubry of the University of Ottawa will meet housing officials in Dublin City Council.

A radical Canadian experiment to tackle homelessness has resulted in significant savings across hospital, mental health, criminal justice and addicti(...)

 The scene outside Noctor’s pub on Sheriff Street, Dublin,  where Martin O’Rourke (above) was shot dead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“It’s terrible, absolutely shocking,” said Mary Reilly from Dublin’s Sheriff Street as she examined the bouquets and photograph taped to the post with(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: “I can’t see it ending until both sides wipe each other out. Neither side is going to pull back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Hutch-Kinahan gun feud is more intense and on a “higher level” than any other Irish gang dispute, according to Fr Peter McVerry. The social campa(...)

Martin O’Rourke (24) from George’s Hill, Dublin 7 was shot dead, apparently in a case of mistaken identity. Photograph: Garda

Gardaí have released a photograph of the man shot dead in Dublin on Thursday as they appeal for witnesses to the botched gun attack. Martin O’Rourke (...)

Catherine Kenny, a 32-year-old mother of one, became the fifth homeless person to die on Belfast’s streets since January

Catherine Kenny’s life ended in the doorway of an empty shop last month in Belfast on Donegall Place just metres from the city’s majestic City Hall. (...)