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A single bed room pictured in Johns Lane West emergency homeless shelter which is a co-operation between Focus Ireland and The Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An additional 31 bed spaces are on track to open by tonight to house homeless people in Dublin, with another 10 spaces to follow by the end of next we(...)

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

 The number of emergency beds being made available has increased to 260 from the 220 previously pledged by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four office blocks and one hotel could be made available by Nama to provide emergency accommodation for homeless people sleeping on Dublin’s streets.T(...)

  Head of advocacy with Focus Ireland Mike Allen says what is needed now is a “persistent response not a panic response”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the results of the annual “winter rough sleeper count”were published, two weeks ago, there was barely a political murmur in response. Conducted o(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said addictions were factors   “in many cases” of homelessness, “but not all”.

Homelessness is not all about drug and alcohol addiction, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has told the Dáil.These factors are, he said, (...)

Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)

Catherine Murphy: insisted that providing shelter for the homeless was about money

Providing accommodation for the homeless was not just a question of money: “It is a question of managing effectively . . . to have as many people off(...)

A representative for child and family agency Tusla said the teenager was accepted into their care in December 2012, having presented to emergency services.

A teenage boy was found dead from drugs at a residential unit three weeks after his mother signed him into HSE care, an inquest heard.The 16-year-old,(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new social housing strategy has received a broad welcome from groups working with the homeless and from the voluntary housing sector.However, supp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Mr McNicholas will step down from his role on the advisory committee of NTR to ensure there is no appearance of conflict of interest.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accused members of Sinn Féin of engaging in insulting behaviour in Limerick on Monday night.In sharp Dáil exchanges with SF leade(...)

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