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President Michael D Higgins delivers the keynote address at the Social Justice Ireland Policy Conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government needs to “face up to the challenge” of the housing crisis and intervene more assertively in the market, President Michael D Higgins has(...)

Protesters outside the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during a demonstration calling for the end to the direct provision system. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Hundreds of people from across the State and Northern Ireland marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an end to deportations and the direct provisio(...)

One parent said: “Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never slept a full night. I never felt the kids were safe. I was a nervous wreck at the end of it all.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Local authorities must stop telling homeless families to find their own emergency accommodation, a new report on the housing crisis recommends. Commi(...)

Homelessness was “a time of considerable stress, intensive at first then of less intensity but prolonged and just as potentially scarring”.

The long-term, negative impact of homelessness on children, particularly older children, is set out in a ground-breaking report published on Saturday.(...)

Margaret and Mary McInerney with, from left, Maikaila (3), Gary (10 months), and Ellie May (4) at their caravans  at Ballygriffin, Aglish, Co. Kilkenny. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

Two Traveller families, including seven children under 12, are living by the side of the road in Co Kilkenny with neither electricity nor running wate(...)

“The private sector is only building for the top 20 per cent of the market.” Photograph: iStock

There has been “consistent” underperformance by all local authorities in building social housing, according to new figures obtained by The Irish Times(...)

Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

 Emma Tormey and Stephen Brazil from Darndale: “This place is a kip – there’s robbed cars and rubbish everywhere.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Emma Tormey (27) has lived in Darndale all her life. “It’s a kip,” she says. “There’s robbed cars every night, they’re racing their bikes up and down (...)

The Dublin 2 district Mansion House B, which encompasses Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square is described as “very affluent”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leafy Dublin 2 is the most affluent area in Ireland, while St Mary’s Park in Limerick city is the most disadvantaged, data published on Thursday will (...)

Families  have condemned the judge’s report as ‘rude and aggressive’ and ‘a shambles’. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families of some of the 48 people who died in the Stardust nightclub fire have rejected a report recommending that there should be no new inquiry into(...)

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