Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin called for an immediate, emergency response to homelessness. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is acquiring more one-bedroom homes because so many homeless people in Ireland are single men, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil.(...)

File photograph showing the Simon Community serving food and hot drinks to homeless people and rough sleepers on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bodies of two men were discovered in Dublin city centre on Wednesday morning. One of the men, in his 40s, was found dead in a tent on Leinster La(...)

Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan’s comments echo even more inflammatory comments made just more than a year ago by the former chairman of the State’s Housing Agency Conor Skehan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Comments by Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan in relation to homeless provision in Dublin were certainly inflammatory, and probably il(...)

Eoghan Murphy wants local authorities to build more hubs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Protestations from Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, that local authorities are not doing enough to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis are (...)

Alice Leahy at the Alice Leahy Trust on Bride Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is the trust that Alice built. In 1975, Tipperary woman Alice Leahy, then a young nurse, believed she would solve Dublin’s rough-sleeper problem wi(...)

 Archbishop  Michael Jackson:  Photograph: ‘We were told two years ago that what happened to Jonathan Corrie would never happen again.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Homelessness in Dublin is a local, national and international scandal, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson has said. The city was “now a pl(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has warned against the return of bedsits. Photograph Cyril Byrne

Bringing back bedsits could mean taking back accommodation to the way they were “before the sixties”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said. For fou(...)

A concrete plan to end rough sleeping is needed,  Merchant’s Quay Ireland chief executive Tony Geoghegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many homeless adults are becoming drug and alcohol addicts after becoming homeless, according to the largest voluntary drug rehabilitation service. M(...)

Member of the public attend a vigil  for Jack Watson, a rough sleeper who was found dead in Dublin on Thursday morning.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

“Jack Watson, a person, died on your watch Leo.” That was the message for the Taoiseach from the crowd who gathered outside Leinster House Friday nig(...)

St Stephen’s Green from above. Photograph: ststephensgreenpark.ie

A homeless man lay dead in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green for a number of hours before he was discovered, an inquest heard. Derek Buchan (39) original(...)

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