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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 (...)

The local authority spent €1.3 million refurbishing two properties on Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, to house 11 families.

The amount spent refurbishing 10 homeless family hubs is expected to increase, as the final accounts have not been signed off in four of the propertie(...)

Margaret Cash with her children in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Half of the homeless families referred to the Garda when no emergency overnight accommodation is available are Romanian nationals or from the Travelle(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there is clearly urgent need for a review of how State agencies deal with families who present late at night in need of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has defended its response to the housing crisis as it emerged families seeking emergency accommodation will be placed in commuter towns(...)

Margaret Cash’s children sleep in a Dublin Garda station after they could not find emergency accommodation.

A homeless mother-of-seven who stayed overnight in Tallaght Garda station alongside six of her children on Wednesday has said she is ashamed they had (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she had been engaging with homeless charities to “mitigate against some of the extreme consequences on children whose families are homeless”. Photograph: Eric Luke

There has been a sharp rise in the number of homeless children reported to the State child-protection watchdog Tusla over concerns for their welfare a(...)

A woman who slept in a Dublin garda station with six of her children on Wednesday night says she has been provided with temporary accommodation until (...)

Sarah Greene during filming for ‘Rosie’.

There are enough complications to making a film without having to cope with the real world. It is late March and we – the crew, the cast, that bloke t(...)

Dublin remains the centre of the State’s homelessness problem with 1,352 families accessing homeless services in the region out of a national total of 1,754. There were 2,858 children in such services in the capital in June

The number of homeless people in the State increased slightly in June to almost 9,900, Department of Housing figures show. A total of 6,048 adults ar(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy,  president, Focus Ireland: ‘Homelessness is solvable. It isn’t a natural disaster. It can be solved with the right priorities.’ Photograph:  Don Moloney

The homeless crisis is affecting not only thousands of people in emergency accommodation but is “damaging the fabric of our society”, the founder of (...)

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