Mike Allen of Focus Ireland said the repossessions are often carried out by banks owned by the Irish people. Photograph: Eric Luke

Repossessions in the buy-to-let sector now account for up to half of all families becoming homeless in Dublin, with poverty a major factor in three-q(...)

The sit out took place at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street  in the days running up to Christmas. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The 2015 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street was the most successful ever yielding a record €41,400 for charity, the larg(...)

 Cathal Morgan of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, right: “For the love of God, please can everyone get behind modular housing?” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Numerous social housing projects, including to house homeless families, face delays due to “significant objections” from locals, according to a brief(...)

 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(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he was “very impressed” with modular housing and “felt it a very good solution” to the homeless problem. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The scale of rent increases sought by some landlords is a “moral issue”, said Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking at the publication of(...)

The number of homeless adults in emergency accommodation increased by more than 300, up from 1,526 in November to 1,872 this month.

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by almost 40 per cent since the winter. However the number of adults in emergency accommodati(...)

  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(...)