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(...)

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(...)

Volunteers with Inner City Helping the Homeless in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 17-year-old boy begging outside Spar on Dame Street, Dublin, two couples bedded down at Liberty Hall, five men with sleeping bags inside the railing(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry said the traditional routes out of homelessness were out of reach for many. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

At least 127 people are sleeping rough on the streets of the capital as homeless authorities scramble to find additional emergency beds to cope with r(...)

Charlene Murray from Shankill with her five children: Casey (12), Zara (10), James (8), Kealum (4) and Skye (4). The family have been living in a hotel in Citywest for the past three months. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Up to 500 homeless children and their parents are estimated to be living in hotels as authorities struggle to deal with what c(...)

Latest figures show that the numbers sleeping rough in the capital have increased by 50 per cent since April last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

More than 170 homeless families are living in hotels across the capital as authorities struggle to cope with an unprecedented (...)

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(...)

Sarah O’Connell (4) at the Launch of National Giving Week. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Today marks the beginning of Philanthropy Ireland’s National Giving Week, which organisers hope will spark debate and discussion on the relevance of p(...)

The van belonging to the Dublin Simon Community, which was stolen at the weekend. Photograph: Dublin Simon

Dublin Simon Community is warning the public to verify the identity of anyone purporting to be fundraising for it.The warning comes after the charity’(...)