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(...)

There were 371 families, with 803 children, in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month – an increase of more than 40 per cent since June last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of families with children becoming homeless in Dublin continues to rise, data from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) shows. There(...)

A spokeswoman for the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, which co-ordinates homeless services across the four local authorities in Dublin, confirmed it could not guarantee emergency accommodation to families. File photograph: Reuters 1:39

Serious difficulties are being encountered by families trying to access emergency accommodation in Dublin when they lose their homes. The chari(...)

“I’ve told the kids the heating is broken in the house and we’ll move back in soon. I’m trying to protect them, but normality is gone for them.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Louise, a 31-year-old Dublin mother, had to split her three children up this week after losing her private rented accommodation. She was unable to acc(...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is among those on the shortlist for the Tipperary International Peace Award. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A holocaust survivor, a Burmese human rights lawyer and the United Nations secretary general are among those shortlisted for the Tipperary Internation(...)