The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

If a more egalitarian housing system is to be introduced, the Government will have to modify its dependence on private developers. But there is little to suggest it is ready to make that transition. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A shortage of housing has become a rental crisis that is forcing families to choose between paying the rent and providing food for their children, acc(...)

Singer Little Pattie, Patricia Amphlett, will receive an award for a career that saw her shoot to fame in the 1960s and perform across Australia and the US

The first Australian mayor to give a formal apology for the Aboriginal genocide, and a singer who shot to international fame, are among the Irish-Aust(...)

Help is available for those who cannot afford a third-level course. Photograph: iStock

While the emphasis over the next couple of months will be on study and getting those ever sought after points, for many students it is also a time to (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  has  allowed credit unions charge more for their loans but does it need to need to be so expensive? Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

When can charging higher rates save borrowers money? Well, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be hoping that his decision to allow credit union(...)

Charities are appealing for unwanted gifts but they say they have neither the time nor volunteers to sift through what is useless. File photograph: Getty Images

What to do about all those presents you received at Christmas but which are quite useless, that is the question. Whether it is nobler, if you don’t mi(...)

Liam Tilly in his Christmas jumper outside his house on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Liam Tilly is not going mad for Christmas this year. He has ordered only three turkeys: one each for two of his sons, and one for himself. Each one wi(...)

File photograph: Getty Images

Poor childcare services and generational inequalities ensure that Ireland ranks amongst the most socially unjust countries in the developed world. Thi(...)

The DSPCA is looking for people to sponsor pets this Christmas.

You may well be exhausted from the Christmas rush. But with just a week to go, if you still have gifts to get, why not consider one that can benefit s(...)

Barnardos  said little progress had been made in delivering on a Government commitment to lift 100,000 children out of poverty by 2020.  Photograph: iStock

Almost one in every five children in Ireland still live below the poverty line despite the improving economy, Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures (...)

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