Living without a home

A homeless crisis has been building in Dublin for the past two years and, unless additional measures are taken, it will continue to worsen. The number(...)

New Year’s Eve fireworks go off in Sydney Harbour, December 31st, 2015. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Still deciding how to ring in 2016? There are plenty of celebrations taking place around Ireland on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for all ages, fr(...)

Gifts can be brought to Dublin’s Pro Cathedral - Collections begin on December 26th and gifts can be left at the crib until January 6th.

Dublin’s St Mary’s Pro Cathedral has urged people to donate unwanted Christmas presents to the needy rather than return them to the shops. Cathedral (...)

Childline volunteers dealt with over a thousand calls, texts and messages from distressed young people on Christmas Day , according to the charity. Photograph: Thinkstock

Childline volunteers dealt with over a thousand calls, texts and messages from distressed young people on Christmas Day , according to the charity. O(...)

Most recent national figures, for October, show 1,638 children from 774 families in homeless accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three out of every five children in homeless accommodation this Christmas in Ireland are under the age of eight, figures to be published next month in(...)

Suzanne Phelan: “Find a friend or family member you can talk to. You’re not alone.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times
A Christmas like never before
  • People
  • December 18, 2015, 15:30

...after confronting depression Suzanne Phelan “I’ve struggled at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s an enormous amount of pressure, n(...)

Data from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show in the week of November 23rd to 29th there were 1,466 children in 705 families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children in Dublin continues to rise and has doubled in a year, figures to be published today will show. The data, from Dubl(...)

Ninety-one people were sleeping rough on November 30th - the night when the annual winter rough-sleeper count is carried out. This was compared with 168 on that night in 2014.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by 46 per cent since last winter, the latest figures show. However, the number of adults in e(...)

Those who commemorated Jonathan Corrie, who died while sleeping rough in Dublin last year, were right to demand long-term solutions in response to an (...)

A man lights a candlelight last December outside at the doorway in Molesworth street where John Corrie who was homeless was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christmas is a hard time of year for everyone who has lost loved ones. As we reach the first anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death on the street in f(...)