Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said some families had reported being turned away by local authorities when they presented as homeless. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in Dublin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the homelessness crisis began last year. The latest figures fr(...)

Rent supplement rates have been allowed to fall well behind real market rents forcing some families into homelessness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The biggest single reason driving the rise in homelessness is the number of families unable to meet the rents being charged by their landlords, an Oir(...)

I often get scoffed, dismissive responses when I mention the impact that beauty products can have on stress. It’s not that cosmetics in themselves (...)

Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manager with Focus Ireland, said: “We are starting to see people in mortgage arrears coming to our services looking for advice. The majority at this stage are looking to know what their options are, though some are already homeless.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Households in mortgage arrears are seeking support from homelessness charities in increasing numbers. Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manage(...)

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy: “I have thought a lot about this,” she told The Irish Times. “I am going to vote Yes in recognition of the gay community as full members of society. They should have an entitlement to marry. It is a civil right and a human right.”   Above: Sr Stan outside the Dáil in 2012 with campaigners against sex trafficking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has announced she will vote in favour of same-sex marriage in the forthcoming referendum.“I have thought a lot about this,” she (...)

Clive Keogh was formerly a successful businessman and graphic designer who ran his own printing firm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard

A homeless man is to be sentenced later after he was caught with several fake travel passes, including one in the name of Brad Pitt. Clive Keogh (40) (...)

The number of homeless adults in emergency accommodation increased by more than 300, up from 1,526 in November to 1,872 this month.

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by almost 40 per cent since the winter. However the number of adults in emergency accommodati(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Almost 1,000 children in Dublin are homeless and living in emergency accommodation, the latest official figures show. The figures, from the Dublin Re(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, says the department’s report has “no credibility”.    Photograph: Eric Luke

A housing charity is to seek legal advice on a decision by the Department of Social Protection not to increase rent supplement rates. Focus Ireland s(...)

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(...)