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A photograph of Shane “Jack” Watson outside Leinster House, before details of his past became public. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last Tuesday framed photographs of Shane “Jack” Watson and Danielle Carroll sat on a ledge outside a shop on Suffolk Street, in the middle of Dublin, (...)

Vigil for Jack Watson held last week outside the Dáil before his criminal past was revealed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Australian-based relatives of Shane “Jack” Watson, the homeless man who died in Dublin last week, have said they were unaware of his criminal past an(...)

The vigil organised for Jack Watson, a homeless man who died in Dublin last week, by homeless group A Lending Hand, which was held in Mr Watson’s memory outside the Dáil. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

A 30-year-old woman who died in a tent while sleeping rough in Cork on Friday night was a “very decent girl” who had fallen on hard times, according t(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the homelessness crisis was “neither resources, nor money nor ideology. A huge amount is being done but clearly more is needed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charities involved in helping homeless families have criticised the Minister for Housing for claiming “ideology” does not play a role in the housing c(...)

Speaking about reports during the week of a new semi-State body to oversee housing, Mr Donohoe confirmed a review was ‘underway’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the Government needs to “look at new ideas” when it comes to the housing crisis. Mr Donohoe sent his c(...)

‘Jack’ Howlett-Watson was found unconscious on a Dublin city centre street. He was later pronounced dead. Photograph: Geza Oravecz

Emergency rough-sleeper beds which have been closed since April must be “reopened urgently” following the death of man sleeping on a Dublin street, a (...)

The man, thought to be in his 50s, was discovered unconscious outside the Superdry Store on Suffolk Street. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man’s body who is understood to be a “rough sleeper” on Suffolk Street in Dublin. The man, thought to be (...)

On October 2nd, 2015, gardaí arrested Julian Myerscough in Dublin on foot of a European Arrest Warrant

Mr Justice Charles Meenan has ordered an inquiry into the continued detention of a law lecturer who fled England just before he was due, following con(...)

 The newly unveiled Terry Wogan statue on Harvey’s Quay in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

When it comes to public sculpture, it may well be the case that critical disdain does not necessarily lead to public disdain. Indeed, the opposite may(...)

Those were the days . . . Steph and Tony Booth walking near the house they were renovating near Blacklion, Co Cavan  in 2004. They are now back in England. Photograph: Frank Miller

A few weeks ago Tony and I rented a small cottage in Suffolk near Aldeburgh in England. For a number of years I have suggested we visit, but have neve(...)

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