Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said as these families were not in traditional homeless accommodation but in ‘own-door’ temporary accommodation, they could not be categorised as homeless. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

More than 1,600 people removed from homelessness figures are still accessing homeless services and remain on the national homelessness database, local(...)

The presidential election is set for Friday, October 26th, 2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The formal order calling the 2018 presidential election has been signed by Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Mr Murphy said polling day is(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

A total of 578 people were removed from the March homeless statistics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three local authorities refused to remove families from their homeless figures despite the Department of Housing urging them to do so. Kildare Count(...)

Snow drifts are making roads impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

When Fionnuala Rogerson and her family moved into the Glencree Valley 30 years ago, they thought heavy snow in Wicklow would be a regular occurrence, (...)

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless. Photograph: iStock

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless ahead of the extreme cold weather (...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

South Dublin County Council accounted for the highest pay-outs of any local authority, as HAP tenancies in the county cost €22.1 million in 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

South Dublin and Dublin City Councils paid out the most under housing assistance payments (HAP) in 2017, a county-by-county breakdown of payments unde(...)

South Dublin County Council paid out the most of any local authority. HAP tenancies in the county cost the State €22.1 million on a net basis – after payments from tenants – in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

State payments to private landlords in Dublin under housing assistance payment (HAP) surged in 2017 as the Government rolled out the State-subsidised (...)

Naas’s Main Street. The town, which has a population of 20,000-plus, retains a village vibe despite its size and range of facilities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all Dublin’s commuter towns, Naas is one of the best thanks to its location and services. And with both of those qualities, it’s no surprise the to(...)

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