More than half (62 per cent) of these children are with their families in hotel or B&B emergency accommodation, often sharing one room. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of homeless families living in emergency accommodation in Dublin has more than doubled in the past year, new figures show. There are almos(...)

Minister for the Enviroment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly says the Government is committed to tackling the homelessness problem. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will this morning announce an additional €4 million to keep homeless services open in Dublin until the end of(...)

So far this year 729 children in almost 400 families in Dublin have  lost their homes

Children are going to school hungry – not just without breakfast but not having had anything to eat since they left the previous day. Families (...)

Eamonn Geoghegan: “I was smoking cannabis all day every day, taking Valium, methadone, cocaine, heroin and other stuff, and drinking as well.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In a noisy District Court number six on Dublin’s Chancery Street, Judge Gráinne O’Neill hands Patrick Lawlor a certificate of graduation from the D(...)

Alan Kelly:  described young people leaving care as a “key risk category” among those vulnerable to homelessness.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has directed that every local authority be reminded of their obligations to “meet the housing needs” of young(...)

Childcare supervisor Jacinta Corcoran: she recalls how one young mother explained how she felt really awkward reading a story to her child because no one had ever read her a story at home. Photograph: Alan Betson

The dense cluster of tangled branches turning in on themselves inside a weeping ash tree is an arresting sight in the grounds of a residential complex(...)

Focus Ireland and Threshold pointed out Private Residential Tenancies Board  report did not ask landlords how they would react to the introduction of rent controls. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Groups working with the homeless and housing-vulnerable have rejected the findings of a report that said rent controls would do more harm than good(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: “I have no plans to increase a person’s minimum contribution under the rent supplement scheme, that is that a person is required to pay towards their accommodation from their own resources.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rent supplement rates will not be increased, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has indicated. A review of rent supple(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy, Focus Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Focus Ireland has called on the Government to set aside €500 million in Budget 2015 to help deliver more than 3,000 homes.The charity made the call in(...)