The family of a woman who spent time in a foster home in the south east say they should have been told about serious sexual abuse allegations there. (...)

Bríd Smith (right) of People Before Profit canvassing  a resident, Kathleen Hanafin, at a halting site at Labre Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kathleen Hanafin, a Traveller woman in her 50s, will vote for the first time on Friday. A resident of Labre Park housing site in Ballyfermot, Dublin s(...)

Mike Allen of Focus Ireland said the repossessions are often carried out by banks owned by the Irish people. Photograph: Eric Luke

Repossessions in the buy-to-let sector now account for up to half of all families becoming homeless in Dublin, with poverty a major factor in three-q(...)

 Aisling Kenny, with her  children Molly-Rose (centre) and Noah, and, from left, Vivienne Morgan, Gemma Bradley and Rachel McGuinness, who have to leave  54/55 Mountjoy Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Twelve households, including seven families with children, have been told to leave their emergency accommodation in Dublin city centre by Friday. Th(...)

Sue Collins, founder of Addiction Response Crumlin, said: “In Crumlin we have been calling for a local, mini-Cab to take the local ‘big boys’ out of circulation.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A mini criminal assets bureau should be established in areas worst affected by substance abuse to seize the assets of those known to be enriched by th(...)

The findings show two-thirds of homeless children in the capital are  eight or younger, and they are travelling an average  8.75km from their emergency accommodation to school

Almost 70 per cent of homeless families in Dublin are coming from two areas in the north of the city, with almost 40 per cent from the the constituen(...)

Minister for Children  Dr James Reilly:     centres funded by his department via Pobal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are investigating claims concerning €500,000 in funding at five childcare centres in Co Clare which closed suddenly at the weekend. Up to 400(...)

Flac does not believe the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears, a guide drawn up by the Central Bank,  serves people well. Photograph: Frank Miller

The “unstable” economic recovery will not improve the lives of thousands of people without focused strategies to ensure they can access their rights (...)

The man, in his 40s, slept rough for nearly a year after he left a HSE unit last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The family of a Dublin man, described as “seriously mentally ill”, fear he will “either kill someone or be killed” unless he is kept in secure custody(...)

 Junior Infants teacher Caitriona Nic Grianna running the Dina in the classroom  program with Wally the Puppet at Gael Scoil Baile Munna. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The future of three flagship anti-child poverty programmes, in some of the most deprived areas of Dublin, is in doubt. The three Area Based Childhoo(...)

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