The study looked at some 18 people over the course of 25 months from the time that they moved into employment with support from Cork Simon.

Employment can prove a huge help to those trying to get out of homelessness but co-ordinated support systems are needed if people are to successfully (...)

Four homeless men have died on the streets in Cork this year. File photograph

Providing more secure accommodation is key to reducing both the number of people sleeping rough, and the risk of people dying on the streets, accordin(...)

An additional 15 emergency accommodation places through the Cork Simon’s Nightlight service meant that  425 people we assisted last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people sleeping rough in Cork fell by almost a quarter last year, homelessness charity Cork Simon has said. Cork Simon director Dr Derm(...)

Ballygunner’s Stephen O’Keeffe is fouled by Mark Aylward and Patrick Mullen of Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship semi-final last month. Photograph: Inpho

This Sunday Ballyhale Shamrocks go into action against Galway champions St Thomas in the AIB club hurling final seeking to extend their lead at the to(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Long-term stays in emergency accommodation are not helping homeless people overcome the factors which forced them into homelessness in the first place(...)

Cork Simon described 2017 as yet another ‘very challenging year’ for the charity. Photograph: iStock

The homelessness crisis in Cork reached record levels last year, according to Cork Simon, which said 2017 was its busiest year ever. More than 1,400 (...)

Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

A homeless man was found dead in a doorway in Cork city early on Sunday morning. The 53-year-old’s body was discovered on Wandesford Quay off Washing(...)

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cork Simon will open an emergency shelter in the city this winter as the housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. Record numbers accessed(...)

According to Cork Simon, the problem of homelessness continues to worsen in the city. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Homeless charity Cork Simon is to mount a series of Pop Up Protests across the city this week to highlight the red tape and bureaucracy people are fac(...)

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