Margaret Cash

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Margaret Cash with her children Johnny, Thomas, Michael, Andy, Jim and Miley – images of them sleeping in a Garda station made headlines last August.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless families were advised to stay in Garda stations overnight on almost 200 occasions last year after failing to find emergency accommodation but(...)

Margaret Cash speaking outside Leinster House earlier this year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A homelessness campaigner who spent the night in the public office of Tallaght Garda Station with her children was placed on a 12-month probation bond(...)

Crowds march on the National Day of Action over the housing shortage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

All four corners of Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge were blocked for more than an hour on Saturday, as several thousand people participated in a sit-down pr(...)

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 (...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children who slept in a Dublin Garda station due to lack of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

To quote the Simpsons’ educator Seymour Skinner: there ain’t no justice like angry mob justice. A few weeks back, due to particularly high demand fro(...)

Eoghan Murphy: sounded properly annoyed with O’Callaghan’s line of questioning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s hard to think of any RTÉ presenter as being a class warrior hell-bent on upending the social order. Joe Duffy gets agitated about the iniquities (...)

No homeless family will have to move outside Dublin during the Pope’s visit, the chief executive of Dublin City Council has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

No homeless family will have to move outside Dublin during the Pope’s visit, the chief executive of Dublin City Council has said. “We don’t think an(...)

Margaret Cash with her children in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Half of the homeless families referred to the Garda when no emergency overnight accommodation is available are Romanian nationals or from the Travelle(...)

Margaret Cash with six of her seven children. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there is clearly urgent need for a review of how State agencies deal with families who present late at night in need of emergency accommodation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has defended its response to the housing crisis as it emerged families seeking emergency accommodation will be placed in commuter towns(...)

Margaret Cash’s children sleep in a Dublin Garda station after they could not find emergency accommodation.

A homeless mother-of-seven who stayed overnight in Tallaght Garda station alongside six of her children on Wednesday has said she is ashamed they had (...)

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