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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(...)

A man  camped out in the snow on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Friday during Storm Emma. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Homeless services in Dublin continued to visit people refusing to enter emergency accommodation on Friday, with a view to “sectioning” up to five peop(...)

A homeless person braving the adverse weather conditions on Henry St in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At least 14 people slept rough in Dublin on Thursday night as the capital experienced its highest snowfalls in almost 40 years. Following overnight (...)

A safety net nurse checks on someone in a tent on Thursday.

A number of people sleeping rough and refusing to go into emergency hostels were sectioned and taken into care under the Mental Health Act on Thursday(...)

A member of the homeless community is seen  on Henry St in Dublin’s City Centre on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

At least 30 people slept rough in Dublin on Wednesday night despite the best efforts of outreach workers to persuade them into emergency beds. Tempe(...)

 Leonard O’Shea from Crumlin at the emergency facility in Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin homeless services will address the “challenge” of ensuring the 200 people who have taken “severe weather” beds have somewhere to go after the s(...)

A number of people sleeping rough on Tuesday night were brought to emergency beds by the gardaí and the defence forces as major snow falls and low tem(...)

The figures show that a new record total of 9,104 people were homeless during the month.

Campaigners have called for an “urgent reassessment” of the Government’s housing policy following record numbers of homeless people in emergency accom(...)

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