Edward Russell from the Cairdeas project meeting President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday,  where   a St Patrick’s Day reception  was  hosted for some 120 volunteers who work with the homeless.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The issue of homelessness cannot be separated from the issues of inequality and housing policy, President Michael D Higgins has said. President Higgi(...)

‘Enough is enough, this Government needs to change,’ says John Flanagan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John Flanagan (43), Rathfarnham, DublinI’m a mental health nurse. I work for the Dublin Simon Community, my partner is a midwife and between the two o(...)

Live animal crib opens at Mansion House with children from St Joseph’s Nursery singing When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney. Entrance is free but donations go to the homeless. Still from Daniel O’Connor video. 1:44

There was no baby Jesus in the live animal crib, but if there was the children from St Joseph’s Nursery would probably have upstaged him. Dressed as a(...)

Children from Scoil Chaoimhin, Marlborough St., at the Opening of the 20th year of the IFA Live Animal Crib. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some people are extremely hypocritical when it comes to helping homeless people, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said. He said he had received ema(...)

 Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke says action to reduce homelessness is needed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin City Council spent nearly €5 million in the third quarter of this year on homelessness services. Some €2.44m was paid to hotels and other comme(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

The Dublin Simon Community launched its Annual Review of 2013 at the Mansion house with Christy Burke, Lord Mayor of Dublin, pictured with Sam McGuinness of Simon Community. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A Government target to end long term homelessness by 2016 will not be met, the head of homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community has said.Speaking a(...)

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(...)

Brid Smith of the People Before Profit Alliance, canvassing in Dublin this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Candidates running for the People Before Profit alliance in Friday’s local elections have said they will help build “ a movement of mass civil disobed(...)

Pictured at the launch of the 14th Annual Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) Corporate Challenge were: Niall Quinn, The Reputations Agency; Ciara Bermingham, Dublin Simon Community; RTE’s Bryan Dobson; Gina Kelly, BT Ireland and Mr Justice Peter Kelly

The Radisson hotel in Dublin city centre is the venue next Wednesday evening for the annual Corporate Deathmatch, sorry, Corporate Challenge in aid of(...)