“Larger families, Traveller families, non-Irish national families and those families with limited English faced serious difficulties in securing bookings in hotels and B&Bs.” Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 500 homeless families were supported last year by the Mercy Law Resource Centre, an independent organisation providing free legal advice and re(...)

The Night Cafe emergency shelter in Dublin run by Merchants Quay Ireland for  homeless people. Photograph: Tom Honan

Mothers discharged from maternity hospitals with newborn babies are being placed directly into a cycle of “one night only” emergency accommodation, a (...)

 Maeve Regan, managing solicitor of Mercy Law Resource Centre: She told the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness that a constitutional amendment would be an enduring, fundamental protection of the principle of a home for every adult and child in the State.  Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The Government has been urged to enshrine the right to housing in the Constitution. Maeve Regan, managing solicitor of Mercy Law Resource Centre, sa(...)

Landlords looking to evict a tenant in order to sell a property must sign a statutory declaration that they are doing so, according to new measures.

Landlords who want to evict a tenant on the grounds of selling the property must sign a statutory declaration that they are doing so, according to new(...)