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Margaret Cash with her children in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Half of the homeless families referred to the Garda when no emergency overnight accommodation is available are Romanian nationals or from the Travelle(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there is clearly urgent need for a review of how State agencies deal with families who present late at night in need of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has defended its response to the housing crisis as it emerged families seeking emergency accommodation will be placed in commuter towns(...)

Margaret Cash’s children sleep in a Dublin Garda station after they could not find emergency accommodation.

A homeless mother-of-seven who stayed overnight in Tallaght Garda station alongside six of her children on Wednesday has said she is ashamed they had (...)

Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that ‘an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that “an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road” and that the Pope’s visit is “a test run.” The (...)

The CSO data shows that in 2016, 37% of total water use was accounted for by just 10% of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Domestic water consumption has dropped significantly following efforts to fix household leaks, new data of metered households shows. Figures released(...)

Nan Joyce  co-founded the Committee for the Rights of Travellers in 1982 and she became the first member of the Traveller community to stand for election in  State’s history. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The family of Nan Joyce has paid tribute to the “legend” of the Traveller community who died in Dublin this week aged 78. Born in 1940 in Tipperary, (...)

A woman who slept in a Dublin garda station with six of her children on Wednesday night says she has been provided with temporary accommodation until (...)

Kastus has created revolutionary technology to kill and prevent the spread of superbugs.

The Irish Times 2017 Innovation Award winner Kastus is on target to double staff numbers by the end of the year following a move to new headquarters a(...)

Traveller activist Nan Joyce, pictured in 1982. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/THE IRISH TIMES

Nan Joyce, a trailblazer for Traveller rights who campaigned for equality for decades, has died in Belfast aged 78. Born in 1940 in Tipperary, Joyce(...)

white (albino) laboratory wistar rat on board during experiment

A live rat in a fast food restaurant in Ranelagh, a mouse infestation in Bunratty and rodent droppings on shelves of a supermarket were among the reas(...)

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