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 Cheryl Barnwell with her children Clayton (9) and Rocco (23 months). Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A woman who spent the night with her family in the office of a homeless charity after she was referred to a Garda station has said “I can’t keep doing(...)

All 12 families were already homeless and “self-accommodating” on a night-to-night basis as they had not been provided with medium-term “emergency” accommodation. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Twelve homeless families, including more than 30 children, were told to go to Garda stations in Dublin on Tuesday night because no other emergency acc(...)

The number of homeless children in the State increased last month to 2,546. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of homeless children in the State increased last month to 2,546, wiping out the apparent progress made in January in tackling the crisis. (...)

CEO of the IPAV Pat Davitt said that not to show an apartment to someone because they are on rent allowance “is against the law”.

Focus Ireland has welcomed a ruling where an estate agent has been ordered to pay €1,500 to a man on rent allowance after he refused to allow the man (...)

The number of homeless people in Ireland reached a new high of 7,167 last month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The number of homeless people in Ireland reached a new high of 7,167 last month. Some 4,760 adults and 2,407 children were homeless in January, a ma(...)

Housing and homeless advocacy bodies called for the scheme to be extended. Photograph: PA

Housing and homelessness bodies have welcomed the rental strategy as a “step in the right direction” but expressed concern at its limitations. A pr(...)

The DRHE announced details of 230 new emergency beds for adults in Dublin, to open by Friday, December 9th. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by 40 per cent since the spring and by more than 50 per cent since last winter, the latest(...)

About two-thirds of homeless children last month were in families headed by a lone parent.

Homeless children and families in the capital are continuing to increase, though at a slower rate than earlier in the year. Figures presented to cou(...)

Peter Robb scores Connacht’s fourh try in their bonus point win over Edinburgh at the Sportsground. Photograph: InphoJames Crombie

Connacht 28 Edinburgh 15 The Clan stand are chanting again. Connacht delivered their first winning performance in this season’s Guinness PRO 12 and(...)

Homeless families in Dublin, unable to access emergency hotel accommodation, have been ‘spending the night in fast-food restaurants’, Focus Ireland has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Homeless families in Dublin, unable to access emergency hotel accommodation, have been “spending the night in fast-food restaurants”, Focus Ireland ha(...)

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