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 2:50

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 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.(...)

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 2:04

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(...)

Latest official figures nationally indicate there are about 5,000 people homeless nationally. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Charities have warned of a growing crisis in homelessness following new figures which show the numbers sleeping rough in Dublin have increased by almo(...)