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Dublin’s Michael Darragh MacAuley is among those taking part. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More than 400 inter-county GAA players plan to sleep rough in 12 towns and cities across the island of Ireland from 6pm on Saturday evening in solida(...)

A queue outside the Capuchin Centre in Dublin last December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has been criticised over its contribution to the work of the Capuchin Centre in Dublin, which provides 300 breakfasts and 700 dinners t(...)

Focus Ireland says it prevented 240 families from becoming homeless in the first 10 months of 2017. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Housing charity Focus Ireland has said it has identified the five most important strategies to prevent families becoming homeless. It said these are(...)

Members of the High Hope’s Choir gathered in Windmill Lane studio. Pictured are members of the choir including Shay Healy, Don Baker and Glenn Baker. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artists including Christy Dignam of Aslan, Shay Healy, Frances Black, Don Baker and the High Hopes Choir have come together to record a charity single(...)

Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. Intercounty players are organising sleep-outs on December 16th to draw attention to homelessness.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Upwards of 150 GAA intercounty players are to sleep out in towns and cities across Ireland on Saturday December 16th to draw attention to the homeless(...)

Deborah Somorin (24) from Dublin

Deborah Somorin was 13-years-old when she became homeless in Dublin over 10 years ago. “It breaks my heart when I think of the 3,194 children who are(...)

A rough sleeper outside the GPO in   Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by a third (33 per cent) since April, the latest official figures show, reaching a record (...)

One parent said: “Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never slept a full night. I never felt the kids were safe. I was a nervous wreck at the end of it all.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Local authorities must stop telling homeless families to find their own emergency accommodation, a new report on the housing crisis recommends. Commi(...)

Homelessness was “a time of considerable stress, intensive at first then of less intensity but prolonged and just as potentially scarring”.

The long-term, negative impact of homelessness on children, particularly older children, is set out in a ground-breaking report published on Saturday.(...)

The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

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