A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

A man lights a candlelight last December outside at the doorway in Molesworth street where John Corrie who was homeless was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christmas is a hard time of year for everyone who has lost loved ones. As we reach the first anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death on the street in f(...)

Modular housing, as demonstrated by the Dublin local authorities at a demonstration event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some 500 units of modular housing will be provided as emergency housing for homeless families across Dublin, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

Focus Ireland life president Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and singer Sharon Murphy at a concert held in Meeting House Square celebrating 30 years of the organisation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

An event marking the 30th anniversary of the homeless charity Focus Ireland was held in Dublin on Wednesday and speakers noted how the organisation wa(...)

Anne O’ Leary, chief executive of Vodafone Ireland, Minister For Justice Alan Shatter and  Garda Commisoner Martin Callinan  launch  a new Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert smartphone app at Farmleigh house yesterdayn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A smartphone app that will send out an immediate alert when a child goes missing has been launched.The app is designed to be of use in a country where(...)

Breast Cancer Ireland and the ISPCC have signed agreements with private operators which collect clothes from bring banks and use the charities’ names and logos. In return, the charities receive an annual fee from the private operators. Photograph: Alan Betson

Charities which run clothes banks in partnership with private operators have pledged to review their arrangements following cr(...)