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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 (...)

Fr Peter McVerry:  said  political leadership was needed to end homelessness as charities could only do so much.Photograph: Alan Betson

For the second time in as many days, a leading charity working with the homeless has claimed that the problem is at its worst for decades.Fr Peter McV(...)

Focus Ireland asserts that the number of families becoming homeless each month in the capital has jumped from eight to 16. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Seven people are becoming homeless every day in Dublin, according to Focus Ireland, the charity that works with, and campaigns on behalf of, the home(...)

A G4S security van is parked outside a bank in  England yesterday. REUTERS/Darren Staples

G4S, the world’s largest security services firm, raised £348 million (€405m) through a share sale, with more to come from asset disposals, as its new (...)

Latest official figures nationally indicate there are about 5,000 people homeless nationally. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Charities have warned of a growing crisis in homelessness following new figures which show the numbers sleeping rough in Dublin have increased by almo(...)

Seán Cronin: is currently understudy to Richardt Strauss at Leinster. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Cronin has joined the Ireland squad in Carton House as they prepare for a tour of the USA and Canada in June. The Leinster hooker has been bumped(...)

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