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Focus Ireland characterised the decision to lift eviction protections for families before the coronavirus pandemic is over as ‘dangerous and uncompassionate’. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless people dropped by 91 last month to 7,991, the latest figures show. However, there was an increase in homeless families. At the(...)

The spring ‘rough sleeper’ count found 125 people sleeping on the streets, in parks and in other outdoor locations in Dublin. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Housing charities have called for the ban on evictions to be restored until the end of the year, amid fears of a “tsunami of homelessness” in the comi(...)

Aisling Demaison with her husband  Bertrand and their little boys Louis and Pierre in  Annecy France

After working for 10 years as a teacher in a Marist school in Dublin, Aisling Demaison, formerly O’ Malley from Ballina, Co Mayo, took a career break (...)

Tents pitched by the Grand Canal in Dublin in February. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Homeless numbers are continuing to fall but charities have warned gains could be reversed following the removal of a ban on evictions. On Friday, fig(...)

Focus Ireland says it is concerned there could be an increase in homelessness when the eviction ban is lifted as the 5km travel restriction is eased

More than 8,000 people remain homeless in Ireland although the total number has dropped slightly compared with figures at the start of the year. Data(...)

 Fontaines DC: “Bohs are an organisation that really care about the community . . . Having a Dublin football team having ‘Refugees Welcome’ be the biggest thing on their shirt, that’s amazing,” says drummer Tom Coll.

Dublin football club Bohemians have a new strip. It was created in association with and featuring lyrics from Grammy-nominated Irish rock band Fontain(...)

Focus Ireland said many of the single adults entering homelessness were coming from the private rental market. Photofraph: iStock

The total number of homeless people has risen for the first time in several months, with the increase driven entirely by a continuing climb in single (...)

Tanya Ward, chief executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, at home with her children Durragh (10) and Morrigan (7), in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The use of reduced timetables in schools, where a child is not permitted to attend full days, is “one of the most significant children’s rights issues(...)

Focus Ireland said its services are ‘deeply aware of a disturbing number of cases of suicide among homeless people’ since the Covid crisis. File photograph: Getty

Frontline staff in homeless hostels have received extra training in response to a “significant increase” in suicide attempts, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Report has sought  increase in funding for the DHRE Street Outreach programme and for the Peter McVerry Trust’s Housing First programme. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further moritorium on evictions and the creation of a youth homelessness strategy are among five key recommendations in a “wish list” report given t(...)

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