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Margaret Cash with her children Johnny, Thomas, Michael, Andy, Jim and Miley – images of them sleeping in a Garda station made headlines last August.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless families were advised to stay in Garda stations overnight on almost 200 occasions last year after failing to find emergency accommodation but(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘These facilities are not intended to be seen as a housing solution.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the use of family hubs for homeless people, saying they are more suitable than placing people in hotel(...)

Focus Ireland works with 119 young care leavers across Dublin. A total of 14 of them are homeless and 22 are at risk of homelessness. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of young people leaving State care, who are working with one specialised charity, are either homeless or at risk of homelessness new(...)

Landlord looking to sell must enter into a contract for sale within nine months of the termination of the tenancy. If they do not, the property must be re-let to a former tenant.File Photo: Yui Mok/PA

The vast majority of landlords evicting tenants on the basis they are selling their properties are genuine, one of the country’s leading homelessness (...)

It is not good enough for Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to lament the growing number of homeless families as ‘hugely disappointing’ while, at the same time, claiming the Government’s housing policy is working. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is not good enough for Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to lament the growing number of homeless families as “hugely disappointing” while at the (...)

A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Figures showing the number of homeless people in the State climbed above 10,000 for the first time last month, have been described as “hugely Homeless(...)

Pauline McLynn lends her support to the Great Get Together fund-raising initiative for Focus Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The Government must lay out a clear timescale on when and how it will deliver housing in response to the ongoing homelessness crisis, actor Pauline Mc(...)

Fr Peter McVerry, Liam Coughlan and Pat Doyle, chief executive of the  Peter McVerry Trust. Mr Coughlan is the first resident of the new social housing programme in Coldwinters, north Co Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

The first housing estate built by the Peter McVerry Trust for homeless people, which has been part funded through water-charge refund donations, has b(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy described the figures as very disappointing. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless children has increased by 10 per cent in the past year, from 3,267 in January 2018 to 3,624 last month as the number of homeles(...)

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