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Low-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40% on market rates through a €310m fund announced in Budget 2019. File photograph:  Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Low- and middle-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40 per cent on market rates through a €310 million fund announced in B(...)

Homeless  in Dublin. The increase in homeless funding this year to €146m   is by now depressingly expected. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The timing of the recent big-money housing announcement of the €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may have been calculated to take the edge off app(...)

Jasmine Mooney: ‘I want to settle and have a bit of stability. My life, it feels like it’s on hold.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A growing number of young people are leaving State care and becoming homeless, according to one of the leading charities working in the area. Focus I(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin: said the official homelessness figures published by the department were now ‘meaningless’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 1,600 people have been removed from official homeless figures since March as part of a “recategorisation” exercise, the Department of Housin(...)

 Protestors at Number 34 North Frederick Street protesting against a court injunction directing the occupants of the house to leave. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The number of homeless children has more than doubled in some parts of the country in the past year and continues to increase across the State, the la(...)

Nona Varimashivili got 32 days’ notice to leave despite having lived there since May 2014 and being entitled to notice of 112 days. Photograph: Donall Farmer

A Dublin family with two young children is homeless following an eviction due to failings of garda systems and “tardiness” by the Residential Tenancie(...)

Three weeks before her death, Linda Ayers said her ‘life changed’ when she joined the High Hopes Choir. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A 44 year old woman who survived life on the streets died due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, an inquest heard. Linda Ayers turned h(...)

Children asleep on metal chairs in Tallaght Garda station on the night of August 8th after they and their mother were forced to sleep there due to lack of emergency accommodation. Photograph: PA Wire

We don’t like seeing images of children in distress. They reach into a primal part of our brain and trigger the release of oxytocin, the empathy hormo(...)

The inquest into the death of Martin O’Rourke  was told he died of a gunshot wound to the head. Photograph: Garda.

No criminal charges will be brought in relation to the death of a 24-year-old man shot dead in a case of mistaken identity. The Director of Public P(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

Margaret Cash has been homeless for a year and has been “constantly begging for help”, she said on Thursday, a week after the mother-of-seven came to (...)

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