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Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

The latest homeless data showed a reduction from 9,807 in February, to 9,681 in March

A fourth local authority has confirmed it removed families from its March homelessness figures, who remain in accommodation funded from its homelessne(...)

Loreto Hall (with the green door) on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: It is understood owners Brown Table Solutions have held talks  approved housing bodies

The owners of a former university hostel on St Stephen’s Green, who overcame a wave of opposition to receive planning permission to convert it into a (...)

Deirdre O'Kane: "I’m in an industry where 99 per cent of people in it are unemployed at any given time"

It’s been two days since the Dancing with the Stars final and Deirdre O’Kane is already onto the next thing because Deirdre O’Kane never stops. For th(...)

 City Cork manager John Caulfield, speaking at the launch event for  the Focus Ireland Big Rebel Sleep Out,  said:  “Creating awareness of the issue of homelessness, helping the families Focus Ireland works with locally is so prominent.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The usual hustle and bustle in Bishopstown training centre for Cork City FC is to be replaced with the hustle and bustle of new sorts. You see, Cork C(...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy said the new figures seemed to ‘indicate a very worrying trend’.

There are now almost 10,000 people homeless across Ireland, including 3,755 children, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. (...)

People sleeping rough during the latest cold snap have been offered emergency accommodation, according to the national housing and homelessness charit(...)

Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

If a homeless family refuse two offers, they lose their “homeless priority”status and will not be offered housing by the local authority for a year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Nearly one-third of families who turned down local authority social housing offers in Dublin last year were homeless. Dublin City Council had 402 of(...)

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