Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.Data compiled by the Department of the Envir(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: Accused the Coalition, Dublin City Council and the HSE of a “serious breach of duty of care” in undermining drug-free homeless accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Dublin hostel, earmarked as a “drug-free” facility by the HSE and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, has become overrun by drug dealing and her(...)

A file photograph of volunteers preparing food and goody bags for distribution, at the annual Christmas Dinner organised by the Knights of  Columbanus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The number of meals served by organisers of the Christmas day dinner for the homeless at the RDS in Dublin has doubled in three years.Adrian King, cha(...)

Chelsea Harris and her children Ruby and Louie at their apartment in north Dublin inner city. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Standing in a brightly lit apartment on Dublin’s north side, Chelsea Harris is negotiating with her 3½ year-old daughter Ruby as to the number of stuf(...)

Dealing with homelessness: Janet, who now lives in transition accommodation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nadia's story “I don’t want that [my mother] knows I am homeless, because her heart is very sick. If she knows that I have very big trouble for(...)

Had the Civic Forum survived it might have headed off trouble over the flags protests. Photograph: Reuters

The community and voluntary sectors have been key players in the peace process in Northern Ireland during the past 20 years, their organisations and g(...)

Chief executive of Depaul Ireland Kerry Anthony suggested people should give homeless people ‘some sort of acknowledgement, even if it is just a smile or to say “hello”.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A homeless man lay dead on a Belfast city centre street for three hours while pedestrians and motorists passed by, it has emerged. The man in his e(...)