Dublin City Council has said the cap placed on rent allowance payments is contributing to homelessness. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fresh tensions have emerged between Dublin City Council and the Government over the homelessness crisis. In the council’s latest audited accounts, hea(...)

“After all, we Irish emigrants are disenfranchised, aren’t we?” Photograph: The Irish Times

Watching Irish voters back marriage equality from abroad last May was a moving but frustrating moment for many Irish emigrants who didn’t come “home t(...)

The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

A protest against homelessness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authorities around the State “will not be found wanting in doing everything they can” to help address Dublin’s homelessness crisis, the chair(...)

Salvaging Irish Water

Having made an unholy mess of its efforts to introduce water charges, the Government has added to the confusion in advance of a general election. Ther(...)

A homeless man in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:26

A scheme to relocate hundreds of homeless Dublin families to vacant homes around the country will be considered by Government in the autumn. Work on (...)

Irish Water’s logo.

Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has said the implementation of water charges is “getting more farcical by the day” because PPS number(...)

The ISPCC says it is “deeply concerned” at the numbers of households with children becoming homeless and living in accommodation it calls “unsuitable” and “ill-equipped to meet their needs”. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

The use of hotels and B&Bs to accommodate homeless families with children should be banned here, as it is in other jurisdictions, the Irish Soc(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: his department published data  showing that the  number of children becoming homeless outside the capital is increasing at almost three times the rate in Dublin. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The cost of accommodating homeless families with children outside Dublin has increased by up to 75 times since January, figures obtained by The Irish (...)