A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy described the figures as very disappointing. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless children has increased by 10 per cent in the past year, from 3,267 in January 2018 to 3,624 last month as the number of homeles(...)

The four Dublin local authorities, combined with approved housing bodies, produced just 601 newly-built homes in the first nine months year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Fewer than 1,500 social homes have been built by local authorities and housing associations in the first nine months year, latest figures show. Figur(...)

 Kerry Anthony,  chief executive of  Depaul, at the launch of the homeless charity’s annual report.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The HSE and Department of Health are not doing their bit to help tackle homelessness, a leading advocate has warned. Kerry Anthony, chief executive (...)

Since 2016 the private rental sector’s role in social housing has increased from 74.2 per cent to 75.4 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just four per cent of new social housing provided in the first six months of this year was built by local authorities, figures just published by the D(...)

Members of the Traveller community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of Traveller households living by the side of the road or in overcrowded conditions has increased by 66 per cent in five years, latest figu(...)

The three mothers whose testimony is used for the documentary all became homeless with their children from the private rented sector. Image: ‘Through The Cracks’

The “hopelessness” and the inability to “make things right” for their children were among the worsts things about homelessness, mothers living in emer(...)

Conor O’Brien and Bruno Carv putting the final seal on the ballot boxes for the Dublin area, ahead of the abortion referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The ballot paper in Friday’s abortion referendum will ask people if they wish to approve the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill. The Bil(...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

South Dublin County Council accounted for the highest pay-outs of any local authority, as HAP tenancies in the county cost €22.1 million in 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

South Dublin and Dublin City Councils paid out the most under housing assistance payments (HAP) in 2017, a county-by-county breakdown of payments unde(...)

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