Mike Allen

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‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

Homelessness figures published last week showed 9,698 people, including 3,829 children, were in emergency accommodation in September.

More than 120 child protection and welfare reports were made to the State’s child and family agency Tusla in two months, over homeless families left w(...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

Low-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40% on market rates through a €310m fund announced in Budget 2019. File photograph:  Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Low- and middle-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40 per cent on market rates through a €310 million fund announced in B(...)

Homeless  in Dublin. The increase in homeless funding this year to €146m   is by now depressingly expected. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The timing of the recent big-money housing announcement of the €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may have been calculated to take the edge off app(...)

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(...)

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