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Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new social housing strategy has received a broad welcome from groups working with the homeless and from the voluntary housing sector.However, supp(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy, Focus Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Focus Ireland has called on the Government to set aside €500 million in Budget 2015 to help deliver more than 3,000 homes.The charity made the call in(...)

The Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie in the sky” by the construction industry.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Department of the Environment projections that revised planning legislation to deliver 4,000 social housing units by 2020 have been described as “pie (...)

  Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of people on rent supplement has fallen by almost a quarter since 2010, and the amount of money spent on it has decreased by almost 30 p(...)

The fact landlords are able to stipulate they will not accept rent allowance  is legal discrimination, says Focus Ireland. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The property website daft.ie has decided not to remove a function that allows landlords to refuse to let to people on rent allowance, despite a req(...)

Focus Ireland director of advocacy Mike Allen: County council relented and agreed, at 4pm on a bank holiday Friday, to pay for hotel accommodation for them.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Constituency staff of a Government TD had to pay for emergency hotel accommodation for a family of seven last week when South Dublin County Council wa(...)

Beds at a hostel for homeless people in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive expects to spend €4.5 million on emergency hotel accommodation for homeless families this year, The Irish Times h(...)

Latest figures show that the numbers sleeping rough in the capital have increased by 50 per cent since April last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

More than 170 homeless families are living in hotels across the capital as authorities struggle to cope with an unprecedented (...)

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