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Young parents faced “multiple disadvantages” when looking for rented accommodation “due to a combination of their young age, childcare demands, lack of financial resources, no landlord references and often no work references”

Homeless families headed by young adults are particularly vulnerable and need specific supports yet stakeholders’ attitudes to them can be “unsympathe(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

Rachel Cunningham outside Hen’s Teeth on Fade Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Rachel Cunningham remembers how her idea of a Christmas present drive for homeless children came about. “It was three weeks before Christmas last year(...)

The apology came on foot of a meeting between unions and senior management on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has apologised to workers for a claim that some employees were stealing from passengers, according to trad(...)

Stephanie Yeates and her son and Carter; Catherine Smith; Ismail Olujoog; and Cllr Brian Leech. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families in transitional housing who were removed from the homelessness figures when they were recalculated could now face eviction so that they will (...)

Grange Cohan estate. Photograph: Google Street view

A homeless man was found dead on a footpath in a housing estate in Waterford late last week. The man, who had no fixed address, was found unresponsiv(...)

 From left: Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Dock   Mary Ricks, the company’s chairman William J. McMorrow and Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe   inspect the company’s new Capital Dock scheme.

One of the great fault lines of our time is housing or, to give it its precise nuance, housing insecurity. The great divide between those that can aff(...)

Take Back the City members occupy a tribunal room at the RTB’s premises on D’Olier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing activists occupied a tribunal room during a protest at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Th(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

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