Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

Dublin city is  facing a shortage of residentially zoned land within four years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proposals to rezone for housing large tracts of Dublin’s industrial estates have been welcomed by private and social housing providers and business g(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the level of homelessness remained “a challenge”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of homeless people in the State fell slightly in March compared with the previous month. However, significantly more adults and children (...)

 Homeless service users  on emergency beds provided during last month’s freezing weather by the  Dublin Region Homeless Executive and Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One Dublin hotel was paid between €4 million and €5 million last year to accommodate homeless people. New figures released in response to a Freedom o(...)

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 (...)

“People conflate words like ‘rough sleeping’ and ‘homeless people’, and conflate ‘beggars’ and ‘rough sleepers’.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless charities should be subject to “performance targets” to justify their annual State funding of more than €116 million, Housing Agency chairman(...)

People on Sandymount Strand in Dublin. A cold snap is on the way, according to forecasters. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country is set for a cold snap from tomorrow evening, with frost, icy roads, and temperatures of –3 degrees Celsius on the way, according to Met É(...)

Pat Doyle: “Housing First means you offer the person the keys to a home straightaway rather than put them through treatment and other programmes first.” Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

There is a big difference to responding to a crisis and merely reacting to it, according to Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle. “Providing (...)

In a joint statement the charities asked that those who can afford to would forego the refund and would consider using the money to help Ireland’s 8,000 homeless people, more than 3,000 of whom are children. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community, and Focus Ireland have joined forces to appeal to the public to donate their water charge refunds to help co(...)

The housing assistance payment scheme (Hap), which aims to support people in private rented accommodation, is a key area of concern for those who contact support services.  File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The Government must fund local authorities to build affordable rental housing, a homelessness charity has said. Reacting to the latest data from prop(...)

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