Complaints about cockroaches  were among those made to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive by people it placed in hotels, bed & breakfast facilities and other emergency accommodation.  File photograph: Getty Images

Complaints about cockroaches, mice, bed bugs and bloodstained mattresses were among those made to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive by people it (...)

 Sam McGuinness of Simon: “Children are forced to lay their head in inadequate accommodation, scared and vulnerable, without a safe home to look to this Christmas.”  Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are now more than 1,400 homeless children in Dublin – more than twice as many as a year ago, the latest figures show. Data published last nigh(...)

  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(...)

The area where Mr Corrie died just metres from Leinster House. He had struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin’s homeless authority says repeated offers of accommodation were made to Jonathan Corrie, the rough sleeper who died just yards from Leinster Ho(...)

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

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.(...)

A man in his 40s who had been sleeping rough, in Clondalkin, Dublin died in recent days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A “dramatic increase ” in the number of beds for rough for rough sleepers outside Dublin’s city centre is “urgently needed” if deaths are to be avoide(...)

A homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An additional 80 emergency beds for the homeless are being put in place in Dublin to address increasing rough sleeping in the city. This will bring t(...)

 A couple sleeping rough  on Nassau Street, Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rough sleeping in Dublin city centre has risen by 200 per cent since January, and is up three fold on this time last year, according to the Dublin Sim(...)

On average, six people who are new to homeless services are presenting on a daily basis in Dublin

The Civil Defence has been called in to help authorities cope with Dublin’s growing homeless problem by providing additional emergency beds.The number(...)

Sam McGuinness of Dublin Simon Community:  “The only break point is organisations like ourselves trying to get more housing capacity, but it’s only a pee-hole in the snow.” Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

There is “currently no chance” the Government’s target of eliminating long-term homelessness by 2016 will be met, the chief executive of the Dublin Si(...)