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A “growing homeless crisis for young people leaving State care” must be addressed if “further tragedies” are to be averted, a report to be published t(...)

Threshold noted that, in the two-and-a-half weeks since the launch of a new scheme, they had been contacted by 180 families at risk of homelessness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The poorest 10 per cent in Irish society must be “front and centre” in planning for Budget 2015, according to St , one of 37 organisations taking par(...)

“It’s about diverting some of the money from the emergency service to long-term support and secure accommodation,” Eoin O’Sullivan said. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The target to end homelessness by 2016 can be achieved if funding is diverted from expensive emergency accommodation to long-term sustainable homes, (...)

Volunteers with Inner City Helping the Homeless in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 17-year-old boy begging outside Spar on Dame Street, Dublin, two couples bedded down at Liberty Hall, five men with sleeping bags inside the railing(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Independent) says that people needing housing assistance will have been “abandoned to the private sector”

The controversial new Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), which is to replace rent allowance from next year, will not work as promised without a major s(...)

Focus Ireland says it is “really concerned” that up to 40 per cent of the young people leaving State care it is currently working with are homeless.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An emergency response to the growing crisis of homelessness among young people leaving State care is required before a tragedy occurs, housing charity(...)

 Amy Roche  near Focus Ireland HQ, Christchurch, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Amy Roche (19), from Clondalkin, Dublin, left State care in December 2012. She has been in and out of emergency accommodation since, some of it meant (...)

Jan O’Sullivan: Initiative well received. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing bodies and charities welcomed the implementation plan, but warned it would not stem increasing homelessness without a parallel increased avail(...)

Greenhills Court:  will show a gross income return of over 8.5 per cent

An apartment block let to homeless charity Focus Ireland, in Tallaght, Dublin, is to be offered for sale as an investment at €1,850,000. The 15 apart(...)

Peter McVerry: Majority of those the founder’s trust helped were young men. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Peter McVerry Trust, which works with homeless young people in the Dublin area, helped almost 3,600 last year, an increase of 17 per cent on 2012,(...)

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