Dublin homelessness tour: “Sleeping out in the city centre, that was my worst nightmare. I had to put on my Bear Grylls head,” Derek McGuire says. “It was going to be about survival.” Photograph: Rory Carroll

Dublin has a rich variety of tours – literary pub crawls, Guinness brewery tastings, Trinity College walkabouts, splashing through the Liffey dressed (...)

Dublin Simon Community’s Justyna Drogomirecka, the Reputations Agency’s Catherine Walsh, BJAI quiz master Bryan Dobson and  Hostelworld’s Cathy Thomson  at the launch of this year’s quiz.

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) has launched its annual corporate challenge quiz in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. The ev(...)

Artist Ana Martinez with her wall-hanging, ‘Miracle, which featured in Dublin Simon Community’s art exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Homelessness is not just about not having your own bed to sleep in at night. It is also about not having a community of people whom you feel safe with(...)

Pat Gunne, chief executive of Green Reit, and his team competing in the Dragons at the Docks event in Dublin

More than 800 participants and 70 teams took part in this year’s Dragons at the Docks property industry fund raising event at Grand Canal Dock in Dubl(...)

There were 9,681 people recorded as homeless in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A committee established by the Department of Housing and charities to help resolve the homeless crisis has met on only two occasions in the last 2½ ye(...)

The Simon Community rough sleeper team serves food and hot drinks to homeless people at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s 7.30pm in Temple Bar. People rush to escape the rain, buffeted by strong winds. Tourists make their way into the warmth of nearby pubs. Workers m(...)

Tara McNeill with staff member Johney Martin at the new Simon Community gym on Island Street, Ushers Island. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homelessness isn’t solely about not having a roof over your head at night.  It is also about trying to live every day without the routines many o(...)

A Bank of Ireland ad has had a mystifying Twitter backlash for highlighting “Orla” and her boyfriend, who moved home to save up a deposit.

An unintentionally funny episode of the pointless drama over a Bank of Ireland blog about a house-hunting young couple arose on Pat Kenny’s Newstalk s(...)

Report finds service providers often not trained or aware of the specific issues homeless people face. Photograph: iStock

Homeless people with mental health difficulties are often turned away from hospital emergency departments “because they don’t have an address”, accord(...)

A High Court ruling has given Dublin City Council the green light to convert Longfield’s Hotel into a homeless hostel.

A decade after Dublin City Council bought Longfield’s Hotel on Fitzwilliam Street from Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely the Georgian houses are final(...)

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