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  Pat Dennigan of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at the John’s Lane West  development of 31 mixed units. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has taken “very radical” steps to address the housing crisis over the past three years, according to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: claimed Fine Gael has failed on housing. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of conducting a social experiment to turn Ireland away from a nation of home-owners to a (...)

Since February 2019 the figures show an increase of 41 in the total number of homeless, of whom 37 were children, setting a new record level. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland has called on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitu(...)

The highest increase in child homelessness was in the west, where there were 201 in February and 218 last month. File image:  Reuters/David Ryder

There are now over 3,800 homeless children across the State, the latest figures show. Data from the Department of Housing published on Tuesday show t(...)

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(...)

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