Aid agency Concern has a full list of gift items for people in need overseas this Christmas, including a bicycle for €25

Buying Christmas gifts from a charity allows you benefit more than the recipient. There are loads of great options to choose from. Designer(...)

Report has sought  increase in funding for the DHRE Street Outreach programme and for the Peter McVerry Trust’s Housing First programme. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further moritorium on evictions and the creation of a youth homelessness strategy are among five key recommendations in a “wish list” report given t(...)

File photograph showing the Simon Community serving food and hot drinks to homeless people and rough sleepers on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bodies of two men were discovered in Dublin city centre on Wednesday morning. One of the men, in his 40s, was found dead in a tent on Leinster La(...)

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(...)

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