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 Protestors at Number 34 North Frederick Street protesting against a court injunction directing the occupants of the house to leave. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The number of homeless children has more than doubled in some parts of the country in the past year and continues to increase across the State, the la(...)

Nona Varimashivili got 32 days’ notice to leave despite having lived there since May 2014 and being entitled to notice of 112 days. Photograph: Donall Farmer

A Dublin family with two young children is homeless following an eviction due to failings of garda systems and “tardiness” by the Residential Tenancie(...)

Three weeks before her death, Linda Ayers said her ‘life changed’ when she joined the High Hopes Choir. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A 44 year old woman who survived life on the streets died due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, an inquest heard. Linda Ayers turned h(...)

Children asleep on metal chairs in Tallaght Garda station on the night of August 8th after they and their mother were forced to sleep there due to lack of emergency accommodation. Photograph: PA Wire

We don’t like seeing images of children in distress. They reach into a primal part of our brain and trigger the release of oxytocin, the empathy hormo(...)

The inquest into the death of Martin O’Rourke  was told he died of a gunshot wound to the head. Photograph: Garda.

No criminal charges will be brought in relation to the death of a 24-year-old man shot dead in a case of mistaken identity. The Director of Public P(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

Margaret Cash has been homeless for a year and has been “constantly begging for help”, she said on Thursday, a week after the mother-of-seven came to (...)

The local authority spent €1.3 million refurbishing two properties on Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, to house 11 families.

The amount spent refurbishing 10 homeless family hubs is expected to increase, as the final accounts have not been signed off in four of the propertie(...)

Margaret Cash with her children in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Half of the homeless families referred to the Garda when no emergency overnight accommodation is available are Romanian nationals or from the Travelle(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there is clearly urgent need for a review of how State agencies deal with families who present late at night in need of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has defended its response to the housing crisis as it emerged families seeking emergency accommodation will be placed in commuter towns(...)

Margaret Cash’s children sleep in a Dublin Garda station after they could not find emergency accommodation.

A homeless mother-of-seven who stayed overnight in Tallaght Garda station alongside six of her children on Wednesday has said she is ashamed they had (...)

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