The Government is examining whether it can offer better legal protection to tenants that face eviction from properties owned by banks and lenders. At (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Alice Leahy, director of Trust, a charity providing medical and related services for people who are homeless, during a visit to the organisation’s Dublin premises. Photograph: PA

Greater co-operation from other Government departments was needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has said(...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

If you wanted to find a crucible in which to grind down the mental health of men, women and especially children, homelessness would do the job just(...)

Paul Murphy: told the Dáil that a young homeless couple are in “horrific” emergency accommodation conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young Dublin couple were placed in emergency accommodation where the entrance was blocked with rubbish, mattresses covered in urine and mould growin(...)

Eleven years after it was established, the Private Residential Tenancies Board has launched its first rental rights cross-media information campaign. (...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)

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(...)

Among the 442 families homeless  in Dublin in April,  174 were headed by couples and 268 by single parents. The total number of people in these families was 1,586. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Dublin’s four local authorities are spending almost €750,000 a month on housing families in emergency hotel accommodation, figures obtained by The Iri(...)

Loose windows: you should take steps to ensure that all of the individual apartment owners/occupants are notified so that they can have the opportunity to have their windows checked and re-secured if necessary

Q I live on the fourth floor of an apartment block. Recently one of the windows fell out on to my daughter who was standing in the kitchen (she hur(...)