Damien English

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Traveller housing in Ballymun, Dublin. Seventeen local authorities have between them failed to spend €10.3 million on Traveller housing in the first three-quarters of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Less than a fifth of funding allocated for Traveller accommodation this year has been spent, and more than half of local authorities have spent nothin(...)

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The death of a homeless man on a Dublin street this week was “tragic” and efforts are underway to provide additional accommodation for people without (...)

The St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities failing to spend their Traveller accommodation budgets could face financial sanctions, under proposals being examined by Government-(...)

Homelessness figures published last week showed 9,698 people, including 3,829 children, were in emergency accommodation in September.

More than 120 child protection and welfare reports were made to the State’s child and family agency Tusla in two months, over homeless families left w(...)

From left, Minister of State for Housing Damien English, Kristine Taylor, St Teresa’s Gardens resident, and Stephen Rourke,  chairman of St Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Board. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The long-awaited construction of 54 social homes at St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin’s southwest inner city is projected to cost €26.5 million, or almost(...)

The number of Traveller families requiring accommodation has more than doubled since legislation was introduced in 1998 mandating local authorities to provide same. File Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has pledged to ensure that increased resources for Traveller accommodation are spent by local authorities(...)

‘I couldn’t wait for this day to come’: Svetlana Jankuniene and her daughter Patricija in their new home in Clonsilla, which was provided to them by Fingal County Council and Co-Operative Housing Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is “no spat” between Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Dublin local authorities over their delivery of emergency accommodation, Minister of(...)

Leo Varadkar: were he to call an election in September he  would be throwing the leadership of the country into doubt at precisely the time of greatest sensitivity in Brexit

The big clearout from Leinster House was a fortnight ago when the Dáil adjourned for the summer recess. The Cabinet had its final meeting on Wednesday(...)

Members of the Traveller community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of Traveller households living by the side of the road or in overcrowded conditions has increased by 66 per cent in five years, latest figu(...)

Johnny Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Canadian-owned seaweed company Arramara intends to resubmit applications to harvest seaweed on the Irish west coast, following a Government ruling pro(...)

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