Johathan Corrie who died outside Leinster House in 2014 and roll-out mats in the Merchants Quay night cafe.

A new emergency night service that will provide 62 beds for homeless people is to open in Dublin city in the coming weeks. The announcement coincide(...)

Homeless people bed down for the night at  Merchants Quay Night Cafe. Photograph: Tom Honan.

A night cafe for the homeless, which opened in Dublin last year and increased its capacity by 40 per cent in January, is turning people, including fam(...)

 Alice Leahy, director of the Alice Leahy Trust, has warned the ‘research industry’ against using the homeless ‘as its source of material’. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The director of one of Ireland’s oldest homeless services has warned the “research industry” against using the homeless “as its source of material”. (...)

Demolition of the flats, which was approved by the council’s planning department in recent days, will be done in phases. Photograph: Google Street View

Demolition of the Croke Villas flats complex, to allow for a €12 million joint redevelopment project by Croke Park Stadium and Dublin City Council, is(...)

“The number of addicts and people with psychiatric issues sleeping rough on our streets seems larger.” Photograph: The Irish Times

In November 1988 I wrote in the Irish Press about Marese, a homeless woman who lived in a cardboard box across from the Dáil. “There’s a lady in a box(...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

An Irish man who has been homeless for the past 10 years, on Westmoreland Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A requirement that half of all social housing available in Dublin be allocated to homeless people was dropped because the supply of empty council hou(...)

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes and her guide dog Quilla were placed in John’s Lane West hostel in Dublin a month ago after being attacked on the streets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Almost 150 former rough sleepers face a return to sleeping on the streets as two Dublin hostels close in the next fortnight. The 42-bed John’s Lane W(...)

Psychic Grainne Ni Mhealoid   says Enda wants to “get into bed” with Fianna Fáil. But the cards generally suggest a coalition with Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and a bunch of Independents or People Before Profit. “A three-way thing.” Photograph:Dave Meehan

Before there were wonks, pollsters and pundits, political leaders consulted oracles or ruminated on animal entrails. Few do this nowadays (apart from(...)

A reinforced steel joist is exposed above the  Brú Aimsir emergency hostel entrance, from which the masonry collapsed on Thursday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The entrance to a building at Dublin’s Digital Hub being used as emergency accommodation for homeless people is under repair after a large section of (...)

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