Fragile and vulnerable: Jonathan Corrie

On Monday a homeless heroin addict died in Dublin city centre. He was Jonathan Corrie, and he was one of my best friends when I was a boy.He was every(...)

From left: Jonathan Corrie’s former partner Catherine McNeill, their daughter Natasha and their son Nathan speaking during an interview on RTÉ television on Thursday night. Photograph: Courtesy RTÉ

Jonathan Corrie’s adoptive parents bought him two houses in succession but he sold both, the retired Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin Very Rev(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke  looks at flowers and messages  left at the scene where a homless man died on Molesworth St in Dublin this week. Photograph:  Collins

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke says he believes it is possible to find suitable accommodation for the city’s rough sleepers within ten days. The L(...)

  Head of advocacy with Focus Ireland Mike Allen says what is needed now is a “persistent response not a panic response”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the results of the annual “winter rough sleeper count”were published, two weeks ago, there was barely a political murmur in response. Conducted o(...)

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald: brought up the dreaded Ansbacher accounts. Photograph: Collins

Another no-warning blast from Mary Lou. You’d think Sinn Féin could find somebody to telephone the poor Ceann Comhairle and give him the heads up. Seá(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly will chair the meeting to “brainstorm” on alleviating homelessness in the short, medium and long term. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An all-day summit on how to alleviate the pressures of homelessness in the Dublin region will take place today.Minister for the Environment Alan Kell(...)

Jonathan Corrie, who was found dead in Dublin on Monday

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died earlier this week in a doorway in Dublin, spoke recently about his reluctance to go into emergency accommodation, how h(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton  said the decision to ban traditonal bedsits had been taken by the previous government ‘in good faith for the best of reasons’ but it had effectively closed down many bedsits, particularly in the Dublin area.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see a review of the ban on bedsits in place in Dublin in the wake of the current homeless crisis. Ms B(...)

Candles  outside the doorway on Molesworth street where Jonathan Corrie  was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin’s homeless authority says repeated offers of accommodation were made to Jonathan Corrie, the rough sleeper who died just yards from Leinster Ho(...)

Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)

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