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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(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has criticised an unpublished Housing Agency report. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision to end the “single most successful measure” to help house homeless families was based on a deeply flawed report, according to housing cam(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose runs in a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Edinburgh 20 Leinster 33 Leinster produced a performance that blended rigid defence with at times sublime attacking play to overcome Edinburgh at Mur(...)

A property-rental queue at Northumberland Road, Dublin, in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Anyone who has ever rented has horror stories. Whether those involve dodgy landlords, difficult housemates or almost-uninhabitable dives, the experie(...)

Simon Coveney’s action plan, launched last month, looks at rapid-build housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increasing numbers of families are becoming homeless as their landlords are having to sell up, the homelessness charity Focus Ireland has warned. Thi(...)

Mike Allen of Focus Ireland  said he welcomed some aspects of the plan but there needs to be deeper thinking about the causes of homelessness especially for families. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Focus Ireland has called the new Government scheme for the housing and rental sector as a “split personality plan”. Minister for Housing Simon Coven(...)

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