Mike Allen

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Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland, said the report reflected the “enormous difficulties faced by the over 1,000 families that are homeless”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The health of homeless children in emergency accommodation is deteriorating, with families living off takeaway food and eating meals on their beds or (...)

The Department of Housing  is in ongoing discussions with the owners of Airbnb on putting together protocols for landlords advertising on the Airbnb lettings website. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New guidelines are being drawn up in an attempt to regulate short term leasing of homes across the State on websites such as Airbnb. An Oireachtas H(...)

Karen Middleton (centre, without glasses) with her son Luke, other family members and supporters, outside Carlow County Council offices.

A homeless single mother has been sleeping in a tent outside the Carlow county council offices since Monday night after the local authority stopped pa(...)

It also found that the lack of access to housing forced many of the young people into situations of ‘hidden’ homelessness. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Only a quarter of homeless young people tracked over a two year period under an academic study found stable accommodation at the end of that period. (...)

 Simon Coveney said the Dublin Region Homeless Executive had been given an almost “blank cheque” to ensure no family was ever left without an emergency bed. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney was “very annoyed” that 12 families, including more than 30 children, were directed to Garda stations this week as (...)

During the week of April 24th to April 30th there were 2,708 homeless children in 1,302 families across the State, compared with 2,643 in 1,256 families in March. Photograph: Getty Images

The homelessness crisis is enveloping a spiralling number of children – 2,708 at the end of April, in 1,302 families across the State – and the law n(...)

 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 (...)

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