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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the work of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been a “significant factor” behind the decrease. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of homeless people in the State fell for the third consecutive month in April, with fewer people living in emergency accommodation than at (...)

New figures published on Thursday shows there were a total of 6,552 adults and 3,355 children in emergency accommodation during a week in March, totalling 9,907. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless people continued to fall in March, dropping below 10,000, amid warnings against complacency in the aftermath of Covid-19 restri(...)

The Simon Communities  said the latest statistics show 4,400 single adults in emergency accommodation, an overall increase of 7.2% since January 2019. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people homeless increased significantly in January just weeks after the figures dropped below 10,000. Statistics published by the Depar(...)

Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan: ’Sometimes I think that many people have come to believe that it is impossible to end homelessness’

More than 15,500 people were supported by Focus Ireland last year, a record number for the homeless charity. The figures are a rise of more than 7 p(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Figures showing the number of homeless people in the State climbed above 10,000 for the first time last month, have been described as “hugely Homeless(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, said: ‘We are still very much in the midst of a crisis in homelessness in this country’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost 200 children became newly homeless in Dublin in the past month as children continue to constitute the fastest increasing group in homelessness.(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she had been engaging with homeless charities to “mitigate against some of the extreme consequences on children whose families are homeless”. Photograph: Eric Luke

There has been a sharp rise in the number of homeless children reported to the State child-protection watchdog Tusla over concerns for their welfare a(...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy said the new figures seemed to ‘indicate a very worrying trend’.

There are now almost 10,000 people homeless across Ireland, including 3,755 children, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. (...)