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Stephanie Yeates and her son and Carter; Catherine Smith; Ismail Olujoog; and Cllr Brian Leech. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families in transitional housing who were removed from the homelessness figures when they were recalculated could now face eviction so that they will (...)

Grange Cohan estate. Photograph: Google Street view

A homeless man was found dead on a footpath in a housing estate in Waterford late last week. The man, who had no fixed address, was found unresponsiv(...)

 From left: Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Dock   Mary Ricks, the company’s chairman William J. McMorrow and Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe   inspect the company’s new Capital Dock scheme.

One of the great fault lines of our time is housing or, to give it its precise nuance, housing insecurity. The great divide between those that can aff(...)

Take Back the City members occupy a tribunal room at the RTB’s premises on D’Olier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing activists occupied a tribunal room during a protest at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Th(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

Pictured are Kayleigh Green, Irina Bogdan, Octavian Bogdan, Jordan Leonard and Calum Hughes look at a childrens book from Focus Ireland in which they  all wrote a story. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“The park was near where we lived but we had to move. The guy was selling the house so we all had to move. It was like a piece of glass shattering”. (...)

Homelessness figures published last week showed 9,698 people, including 3,829 children, were in emergency accommodation in September.

More than 120 child protection and welfare reports were made to the State’s child and family agency Tusla in two months, over homeless families left w(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, said: ‘We are still very much in the midst of a crisis in homelessness in this country’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost 200 children became newly homeless in Dublin in the past month as children continue to constitute the fastest increasing group in homelessness.(...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

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