The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year.  File photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s housing budget has been increased by €200 million to €2.5 billion for next year. The increase includes an additional €20 million for home(...)

Government policy appeared to be to bring in “solutions” that were “the most profitable” for the private sector, including “highly profitable” student accommodation and “shared living” developments, said Lorcan Sirr, a  DIT lecturer in housing policy. File photograph: Getty Images

A massive movement similar to the anti-water charges campaign must be mobilised “to force Government action on the housing crisis”, a conference heard(...)

“People conflate words like ‘rough sleeping’ and ‘homeless people’, and conflate ‘beggars’ and ‘rough sleepers’.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless charities should be subject to “performance targets” to justify their annual State funding of more than €116 million, Housing Agency chairman(...)

Homeless organisations are encouraging members of the public to report locations of rough sleepers so they could provide them with shelter during the (...)

 Emma in her new apartment at Pim Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Emma (19) was homeless for a year, but now she is sitting on her sofa in her new apartment in Dublin. She moved in three weeks ago and plans to stud(...)