The Dublin Simon Community has reported an 18 per cent increase in demand for homeless healthcare services. File photograph: The Irish Times

A homelessness charity in Dublin made an average of two “critical interventions” to people with suicidality per day last year, according to its annual(...)

Debbie Byrne, managing director of An Post Retail, Dublin postman Conor Farrelly, Stephanie Nolan, corporate partnerships manager of Dublin Simon and Fr Seán Donohoe, co-director of the Capuchin Day Centre with one of the ‘re-cycled’ Pashley Pronto bikes. Photograph: Maxwells

The postman on his bike is a well-loved image, but, in a sign of changing times, An Post is now giving away its old bicycles. Letters have been larg(...)

Ten people who were rough sleeping  have died this  month, including six  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people registered in the State as homeless is at the lowest level in four years, according to new figures. Almost 1,500 people exited (...)

Dublin Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness welcomed the decline in homelessness.

The Government has been told it must not return to pre-Covid homelessness strategies, as latest figures indicated another drop in the level of people (...)

Nourish your children’s interest in the natural world by  making sure they get time in it over the Christmas break. Photograph: iStock

“Excessive choice is sold to us as happiness.” In the Blindboy Podcast (episode 99), he brilliantly describes flicking through the pages of an Argos c(...)

Marcus Coster, who is homeless and using emergency accommodation, and Fr Seán Donohoe at the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Dublin.   Photograph: Tom Honan

Marcus Coster (23), who has been in and out of homelessness since he was 15, says he has “basically no contact at all” with his family and friends due(...)

The Dylan Hotel in Dublin. “New hotels facilitate the expansion of the tourism industry, one of the purest export industries we have.”

Hotels are in the dog house in Dublin. The city’s councillors have decided to limit their development in a populist vote called on the back of the cl(...)

Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness said its expanded medical treatment facility had not been subject to objections from neighbours. Photograph: Frank Miller/THE IRISH TIMES

The Simon Community has secured planning permission to expand the size of its medical treatment facility from 34 to 100 beds. The six-storey develop(...)

Ireland rugby fans  in Donny and Nesbitts pub in Dublin watching the Scotland game in the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

In Yokohama, the Irish rugby team stood against the flowers of Scotland. In Dublin, a group of men from very different backgrounds sat shoulder to sho(...)

Dublin Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness presents the winners’ trophy to Kennedy Wilson’s crew.

More than 1,000 people took part in the recent Dragons at the Docks property industry fundraiser at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The dragon boat racing (...)

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