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Grief, a major accident, the break-up of a long-term relationship, and moving house. What do all of these have in common? They’re major life transitio(...)

There were 10,173 adults and children in emergency accommodation in June

The sense of panic about homelessness in Ireland is gone, according to the director of advocacy with Focus Ireland. Mike Allen has said the fact hom(...)

National homeless figures for June show that 6,497 adults and 3,675 children are in emergency accommodation

The number of homeless people in the Republic has dropped, however the figure remains above 10,000 for the fifth month in a row. The national homeles(...)

Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to announce.

Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eog(...)

‘If you are a family squeezed into one room in a hotel, the children and the parents are under huge additional stress.’ Photograph: iStock

Homeless families are “under huge additional stress” during summer months and “need more supports”, a leading family support worker has warned. Rache(...)

Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward (centre) with Caroline Fahey of St Vincent de Paul (left) with Labour Party Senators Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash (right), Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Leah Speight (representing Bríd Smith TD) during the alliance’s political briefing at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The creation of a role to oversee the elimination of child poverty in Ireland would be a cause of concern as it could undermine the work of Cabinet me(...)

Michelle O’Brien pictured with her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Child homelessness in the midlands more than tripled in two years, while the cost of providing emergency accommodation in the region is on course to e(...)

The needs of homeless families and children are so compelling that a special effort is essential to provide them with reliable accommodation. Photo: Tom Honan

The number of homeless families can be expected to rise during the next four years, until the number of new homes being built meets demand, according (...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Mike Allen, head of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said 20 to 25 families a week in Dublin were becoming homeless for  reasons including that the landlord was selling or  the property was being repossessed. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Over half of homeless families looking for a home in the private rented sector got no reply from landlords when they said they were dependent on the H(...)

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