Jacquie Horan

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Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said  we are now the fourth or fifth richest country in Europe, “and we can’t provide for families”.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon has criticised State reliance on landlords who lost out during the economic crash and are now “gorging . . . l(...)

 Michael Mackey in Galway: ‘There may be more money for emergency accommodation, but it is homes that need to be built.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Michael Mackey who has worked for many years with Galway Simon believes landlords are the “big winners” in the budget . Mr Mackey (65) has experience(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy described the figures as very disappointing. Photograph: iStock

The number of children experiencing homelessness in Galway would now fill an entire school, the chief executive of a charity has said. Speaking in ad(...)

Patricia Burke Brogan at the sculpture by Mick Wilkins to the Magdalene women at Forster Street in Galway city early last year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Patricia Burke Brogan didn’t expect to be on any invitation list during the Taoiseach’s speedy sprint around Galway 10 days ago. With school-opening,(...)

Independent councillor and former mayor of Galway Catherine Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sofa surfing” and tourist hostels are becoming the refuge for Galway’s “hidden homeless”, according to the Cope homeless and domestic violence refug(...)

John Concannon and Jacquie Horan of Cope Galway accept the keys to the former laundry building from Sr Elizabeth Manning and Sr Caitlin Conneely of the Sisters of Mercy. Photograph: Joe Travers

A former Magdalene Laundry building is to become a new refuge for domestic abuse sufferers. The building, located on Forster Street in Ga(...)