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The highest increase in child homelessness was in the west, where there were 201 in February and 218 last month. File image:  Reuters/David Ryder

There are now over 3,800 homeless children across the State, the latest figures show. Data from the Department of Housing published on Tuesday show t(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Figures showing the number of homeless people in the State climbed above 10,000 for the first time last month, have been described as “hugely Homeless(...)

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

The number of homeless children has increased by 10 per cent in the past year, from 3,267 in January 2018 to 3,624 last month as the number of homeles(...)

 Kerry Anthony,  chief executive of  Depaul, at the launch of the homeless charity’s annual report.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The HSE and Department of Health are not doing their bit to help tackle homelessness, a leading advocate has warned. Kerry Anthony, chief executive (...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

A rough sleeper outside the GPO in   Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by a third (33 per cent) since April, the latest official figures show, reaching a record (...)

Extended hours will be in operation at the Peter McVerry homeless youth café on Berkeley Street.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional 200 beds are to be made available for rough sleepers in Dublin on Monday evening, The temporary accommodation spaces have been sourced (...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

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(...)

Catherine Kenny, a 32-year-old mother of one, became the fifth homeless person to die on Belfast’s streets since January

Catherine Kenny’s life ended in the doorway of an empty shop last month in Belfast on Donegall Place just metres from the city’s majestic City Hall. (...)

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