Alice Leahy, director of the Alice Leahy Trust, has warned the ‘research industry’ against using the homeless ‘as its source of material’. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The director of one of Ireland’s oldest homeless services has warned the “research industry” against using the homeless “as its source of material”. (...)

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(...)