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Johathan Corrie who died outside Leinster House in 2014 and roll-out mats in the Merchants Quay night cafe.

A new emergency night service that will provide 62 beds for homeless people is to open in Dublin city in the coming weeks. The announcement coincide(...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

Catherine Kenny, a 32-year-old mother of one, became the fifth homeless person to die on Belfast’s streets since January

Catherine Kenny’s life ended in the doorway of an empty shop last month in Belfast on Donegall Place just metres from the city’s majestic City Hall. (...)

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.Data compiled by the Department of the Envir(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: Accused the Coalition, Dublin City Council and the HSE of a “serious breach of duty of care” in undermining drug-free homeless accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Dublin hostel, earmarked as a “drug-free” facility by the HSE and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, has become overrun by drug dealing and her(...)

A file photograph of volunteers preparing food and goody bags for distribution, at the annual Christmas Dinner organised by the Knights of  Columbanus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The number of meals served by organisers of the Christmas day dinner for the homeless at the RDS in Dublin has doubled in three years.Adrian King, cha(...)

Chelsea Harris and her children Ruby and Louie at their apartment in north Dublin inner city. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Standing in a brightly lit apartment on Dublin’s north side, Chelsea Harris is negotiating with her 3½ year-old daughter Ruby as to the number of stuf(...)

Dealing with homelessness: Janet, who now lives in transition accommodation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nadia's story “I don’t want that [my mother] knows I am homeless, because her heart is very sick. If she knows that I have very big trouble for(...)

Had the Civic Forum survived it might have headed off trouble over the flags protests. Photograph: Reuters

The community and voluntary sectors have been key players in the peace process in Northern Ireland during the past 20 years, their organisations and g(...)

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