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Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: his comments were described as ‘deeply depressing’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of families entering emergency accommodation in Dublin dropped last year, following the decision to stop giving homeless families priority (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: the department has been seeking ways to make it less attractive for people to turn down offers of social housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Families who turn down two offers of social housing will not receive another offer for five years under a change in policy set to be introduced by the(...)

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

Figures released on Wednesday show there was a 2 per cent drop in the numbers of homeless people in December. File image: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin homeless officials insist there are more than enough beds for rough sleepers in the capital during the cold weather, rejecting claims that doze(...)

Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin: “We are completely overwhelmed by the amount of love and support shown over the course of the Christmas FM campaign.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Christmas FM raised over €400,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital in December, a record-breaking amount for the not-for-profit radio station and(...)

William and Patricia Maguire with their children (from left) Patrick, Mary, Margaret, Michael and William: they travel from  Ashford, Co Wicklow, to  Rush every day for school. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A homeless family from north county Dublin, who have been driving their children 160km a day to and from school as their emergency accommodation is in(...)

Adeola Adeniyi and her newborn son: Some days they went to a shopping centres to sit on the public seats while she fed Josiah. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “clear direction” stating who is and who is not entitled to housing is “urgently needed” from the Government to ensure all homeless families are sup(...)

Amanda Ruttledge (47) and her four sons were told on Christmas Eve to leave the homeless-family hub in which they had been living. Photograph: Jack Power

An attempt was made to remove a mother and her four children from a homeless-family hub on Christmas Eve, where they had been living for the past year(...)

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The echo of young male choral voices mixed with the rattle of coins in plastic buckets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday, as dozens of teenage (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

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