Windfall gains can be a double-edged sword to people on benefits. Photograph: Getty Images

My brother has a history of drug abuse and homelessness. For the past few years, he and his girlfriend have been living in an apartment where they are(...)

The WRC Adjudication Officer, Valerie Murtagh found the landlord discriminated against the woman by breaching his obligations under the Equal Status Acts when he refused to participate in the HAP scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

A landlord who refused to accept rent supplement from a family who were already renting a property from him has been ordered to pay €7,000 in compensa(...)

Unlike other councils in Co Dublin and Fingal, Dublin City Council refuses to classify separated fathers as anything other than a “single person” for the purposes of allocating accommodation, it is claimed.

Dublin City Council is paying €2,640 a month to accommodate a separated homeless father and his three children in an hotel three nights weekly when it(...)