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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she had been engaging with homeless charities to “mitigate against some of the extreme consequences on children whose families are homeless”. Photograph: Eric Luke

There has been a sharp rise in the number of homeless children reported to the State child-protection watchdog Tusla over concerns for their welfare a(...)

Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

If a homeless family refuse two offers, they lose their “homeless priority”status and will not be offered housing by the local authority for a year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Nearly one-third of families who turned down local authority social housing offers in Dublin last year were homeless. Dublin City Council had 402 of(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless. Photograph: iStock

The Peter McVerry Trust homelessness charity has put emergency measures in place to protect people who are homeless ahead of the extreme cold weather (...)

Photograph: Getty

There is “deep concern” about the fate of 4,000 tenants in investment properties being sold as part of a multibillion euro sale of non-performing mort(...)

Focus Ireland has called on the Minister to close a loophole that allows for residential eviction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Vacant properties in rural areas should be utilised as a solution to the homelessness crisis, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said. (...)

Focus Ireland advocacy director Mike Allen said the current funding process for social housing is too slow and complex. Photograph: Eric Luke

Focus Ireland’s pre-budget submission said up-front funding delays are holding local authorities back from beginning social housing building projects.(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I’m one of the most popular guys in Ireland.’ Photograph: AP

Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer has claimed to be “one of the most popular guys in Ireland” and said he was considering paid appeara(...)

The number of homeless children in all forms of emergency accommodation in Dublin during the week of July 24th-30th was 2,423.

July saw the biggest monthly increase in the number of homeless children in Dublin since January 2016, and second largest rise since the homelessness (...)

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