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Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson: “As Fr Peter McVerry’s friend said, with the honesty of those who have nothing to lose: ‘nobody cares’.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Increasing homelessness, direct provision and the reality of people dying on the streets have been criticised forcefully by Church of Ireland Archbish(...)

A record 184 people were found to be sleeping rough last winter. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen to 156, according to the latest figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. This is an(...)

Homelessness campaigner Peter McVerry, human rights campaigner Michael Farrell and migrant rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey at the We Shall Overcome seminar in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At least 500,000 people in the Republic are in housing situations that are causing them “serious distress”, homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry h(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said: “This situation represents a grave social injustice, with deeply damaging consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important oppor(...)

Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that ‘an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry is predicting that “an avalanche of homelessness is coming down the road” and that the Pope’s visit is “a test run.” The (...)

People taking part in a  protest organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Figures showing that almost 10,000 people were homeless across the State at the end of February are a “shame and a blight on our society”, a housing r(...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

GAA players sleeping-out at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Ruairí McKiernan Twitter account

Hundreds of GAA players from around the country and abroad participated in a sleep-out this weekend raising about €200,000 for homeless charities. O(...)

The man, thought to be in his 50s, was discovered unconscious outside the Superdry Store on Suffolk Street. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man’s body who is understood to be a “rough sleeper” on Suffolk Street in Dublin. The man, thought to be (...)

Rustin Brdar, with his partner, Rachel Kane, and their daughter, Sienna, at the Peter McVerry Open Access Service, on Sherrard Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rustin Brdar (30), who came to Ireland from Croatia in 1996 as a child refugee, has been periodically homeless since he was 12. He was expelled from s(...)

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