Ciara Fennell and Shane Linnie outside their tent in Dublin city centre. Photograph:  Damien Eagers

The number sleeping rough in Dublin fell to just 25 in March, but is now over 100 a night. With many services closed by the pandemic, their plight (...)

Nicolae Dragimir, at the Mendicity Institution at 9 Aran Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some newly homeless people are being refused emergency accommodation in Dublin, despite promises no one would be left outdoors during the coronavirus (...)

File photograph showing people gathered to mark International Roma and Traveller Day. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is “disproportionately impacting” Ireland’s Roma community, many of whom live in overcrowded settings where social distancing(...)

Visually impaired Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes and assistance dog Quilla in the Capuchin Friary Church on Church Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin church has opened its doors, and pews, to homeless people who need a place to eat during the coronavirus outbreak. St Mary’s of the Angels,(...)

 Aleksander Kurowski: he  worked for a decade as a cleaner and then in a laundry before  ending up in a homeless hostel.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aleksander Kurowski (41), a Pole, spent 12 years working in Ireland before he fell ill in January last year, requiring emergency bowel surgery. His i(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

Gheorghe Filip from Romania making hand-made Christmas cards  at the Mendicity Institute. The cards will   go on sale this Sunday at the Mendicity Institute Christmas Market.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s not the lights on the Christmas tree in the canteen of the Mendicity Institution on Island Street in Dublin 8 that command attention. It’s what t(...)

Night view of Galway Continental Christmas Market

In a very short space of time, Christmas markets have become an integral part of the season’s festivities. From this weekend, all across the country a(...)

Forty-one of the British army names on the Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin are those of Irish men: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prior to the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, some groups were campaigning against the inclusion of military and police names.(...)

“Alas, my knock on the door of No 15 went unheard, except apparently by a giant papier maché head of Joyce that leered at me from a ground-floor window”

Rain was general all over Ireland on Wednesday night. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly up(...)

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