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Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

The Irish Council for Social Housing said the capital investment in public housing was a “positive response to the scale of the housing crisis”. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The construction of an additional 593 social homes is planned next year as part of the €5.2 billion budget allocation to the Department of Housing. M(...)

The high cost of rent for a single person is seen as one of the reasons for the rise in the number of  homeless single adults. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of homeless single adults increased again last month, even as the number of homeless overall fell by 26, from 8,728 in July to 8,702 in Aug(...)

Anne Marie McEneaney after she moved into her new home. Photograph: Peter McVerry Trust

Homeless for 11 years, and having slept on the streets, various hostels and in a woods, Anne Marie McEneaney never thought she would have a place to c(...)

Homeless Ray Halpin (left) and Cameron Neilson, who stay at the Phoenix Lodge shelter in Parkgate Street. The men were signatories to a letter sent to The Irish Times about the lack of social distancing in their accommodation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Earlier this week, this paper published a letter from four homeless men highlighting their difficulties self-isolating in the coronavirus crisis. One (...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

A significant factor in the reduction in homelessness has been an increased output of social housing by housing bodies like the Peter McVerry Trust, its chief executive Pat Doyle has said. File photograph: PA

Figures showing a fall in the number of homeless people to below 10,000 for the first time in almost a year have been widely welcomed. The latest da(...)

Number 21 Aungier Street was leased by the Peter McVerry Trust for emergency accommodation for up to 25 homeless adults.

Dublin City Council is paying almost €200,000 a year to lease a historic city centre building it planned three years ago to turn into a homeless hoste(...)

Avalon House hostel on the corner of Aungier Street is to be turned into a homeless hostel for single men. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

About 100 people attended a public meeting in Dublin city centre on Wednesday at which the vast majority opposed the opening of what would be the Stat(...)

Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust said the research will provide ‘robust evidence’  for  the future education strategies of the State. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

More than half of young men using homeless services missed out on education because they were suspended or expelled from school, new research has foun(...)

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